gheskett at shentel.net
Sun Mar 10 14:45:02 UTC 2019
On Sunday 10 March 2019 07:15:54 David Fletcher wrote:
> On Fri, 2019-03-08 at 22:43 -0800, rikona wrote:
> > http://www.retrotechnology.com/herbs_stuff/s_drives_howto.html
> > Good site. Looks like the really old stuff [non 3.5] will be quite
> > hard
> > to do.
> I've not read all of the thread but did a little searching and found
> which would get around the problem of only having a modern PC with no
> floppy ports on the motherboard. However this states that it only
> works for reading 5.25" floppies.
> I also found PCI-e to IDE cards. One of these might let you connect an
> LS-120 drive if you have/can get one, which also work with 3.5"
I have an ls120 drive and a 3 pack of disks. IDE interface, which I never
did buy for my old coco's. Always and still have a scsi HD setup on that
machine. But theres nothing compatible between the ls120 drives disk
and a 3.5" floppy. It may insert, but I'd have serious doubts the ls120
drive could read it. I had it in an old pc for a while, about the time I
had my first red hat 5 install in 98 thinking of using it for backups
but even then it was too small. I doubt its motor on time in 20+ years
equals a whole minute. Somebody should make me an offer I can't refuse.
> Dave F
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