floppy disks?

rikona rikona at sonic.net
Sat Mar 9 07:14:51 UTC 2019


On Fri, 8 Mar 2019 22:49:53 -0800
Dave Stevens <geek at uniserve.com> wrote:

> On Fri, 8 Mar 2019 22:40:46 -0800
> rikona <rikona at sonic.net> wrote:
> 
> > The older ones are 5.25 - may be harder...  
> 
> I have 5.25" drives on my parts shelf, several if I remember
> correctly, I don't suppose I'm the only one.

I never thought I'd use the ones I had in older comps so didn't
remove/store them. Fair chance I could find one where I live, but most
likely will be in an old PC. :-) If so, I'll just use the old PC. IIRC
there may be IDE card issues I might have to deal with in my Ubuntu
box. Not sure I want a semipermanent install on that box.

I found a new 5.25" drive online - for $180, with the note: "It can be
difficult or impossible to install these drives in a modern
computer." :-))




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