know where I can get a 800k drive for a mac SE?
jlobocki at gmail.com
Thu Jul 17 12:34:54 CDT 2008
jeff, you may be right, but my understanding was that a 1.44 drive
wont function in a system with an 800k set of chips, and that it needs
to be chipped or the logic board swapped. yes, I am a purist, but i
think i might be able to slide on this one if it works.
On 7/17/08, Jeff Walther <trag at io.com> wrote:
>> Date: Thu, 17 Jul 2008 01:25:51 -0500
>> From: "joe lobocki" <jlobocki at gmail.com>
>> On Wed, Jul 16, 2008 at 12:19 PM, Jeff Walther <trag at io.com> wrote:
>> well, i just looked, and they have 1.44m drives only, so that wont work.
>> but, I have bought from shreve before in the past (although, over ebay)
>> found them to be reliable, but that was a while ago. thanks for the help
> My bad. I was thinking of "autoinject" and not 800K vs. 1.44MB.
> However, unless you're a purist for collector's reasons, I think the 1.44
> MB drive will work fine in the SE. It will read and write 800K and 400K
> disks just as well as an 800K disk drive.
> The only issue I can remember is that you might need a different floppy
> drive cable (red stripe vs. yellow stripe) or was that an auto-inject vs
> manual-inject cable issue? It's been so long since I've dealt with
> floppy replacement that that old knowledge isn't terribly accessible any
> But I do know that the 1.44 MB auto-inject drive is a good functional
> replacement for the 800KB auto-inject drive and the only reason not to do
> it is if you're trying to keep the machine pristinely original.
> Jeff Walther
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