External enclosure for 5-1/4 drive...
zmerch-cctalk at 30below.com
Sat Apr 8 21:52:47 CDT 2006
Rumor has it that Fred Cisin may have mentioned these words:
>I don't know of ANY USB nor SCSI 3.5" drives that DO use a "conventional"
what about the DEC SCSI bridgeboard for (at least) the VaxStation/VaxServer
3100 series machines? I'm *almost* positive that it takes a standard
(1.44IBMeg) 3.5" floppy drive - now whether that can be kludged to handle a
5.25" drive, I can't say - I don't know if the bridgeboard *expects* an
1.44IBMeg drive at those datarates...
>The common USB drives do NOT convert USB to anything even
>vaguely resembling SA400.
The more I've been getting back into my CoCo shiznit, I've been wondering
about the Toshiba PCMCIA floppy drive - Anyone know if that uses a "normal"
floppy chipset that could be kluged to handle a 5.25" drive?
I've been diddling with DriveWire for the CoCo, running it thru a
USB->RS232 adapter (my Fujitsu Lifebook doesn't have normal
serial/parallel/floppy ports - heck, even the replaceable internal Floppy
drive is USB... (tho if it wasn't, I'd assume it would be IDE instead of
Floppy, as that would still save them a bit on the chipset to not implement
Google stumbled me across this:
Take this with a grain of salt, and prolly a fat pocketbook, but the PDF
shows a picture of the circuit and it has a 34-pin connector... and the PDF
does mention something about 1.2IBMeg...
Ah well, maybe the truth *is* out there... ;-) [[ This from a guy who's
only watched 2 episodes of the X-files...]]
Roger "Merch" Merchberger
Roger "Merch" Merchberger -- SysAdmin, Iceberg Computers
zmerch at 30below.com
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