laptops and 5.25 inch floppy drives?
cclist at sydex.com
Mon Jan 8 15:52:37 CST 2007
On 8 Jan 2007 at 16:27, dave06a at dunfield.com wrote:
> I have a Eurocom laptop with a connecter to which connects
> an external 5.25" drive enclosure - this appears as a standard
> floppy drive connected via the FDC - such an arrangement
> should work OK with ImageDisk - I'm pretty sure there are other
> older laptops with similar external drive schemes.
That Grid 1040 I sold on ePay had such an interface. However, the
hard drive interface was like nothing I'd ever seen before or since.
I wonder how many modern laptop/notebooks even have the FDC
As I mentioned, the Backpack can be talked to (if you've got the
right driver) at low level--it has a NSC 8477, a bit of SRAM and a
microcontroller in it that does nothing but relay the commands and
data to the 8477.
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