Floppy connectors (was: Re: Sony CP/M machine?)

From: Doug Spence <ds_spenc_at_alcor.concordia.ca>
Date: Sun Jul 6 17:28:25 1997

On Wed, 2 Jul 1997, Ray Stricklin wrote:

> On Wed, 2 Jul 1997, Sam Ismail wrote:
> > Interesting. I have an external 5.25" floppy with a DB-25 connector and
> > its own power supply brick. I found the DB25 connector odd, mostly since
> > I've never seen an external 5.25" drive except for Apple ][s, and this
> > one was obviously not for Apple ][s since the later model Apple drives
> > used a DB15. I wonder if this is compatible with it? Or just a generic
> > external PC-compat drive.
> IBM's own external drives used a DB37 connector. If it belongs to a PC,
> I'm guessing it is for use with one specific vendor's machine.

I've got an external 5.25" drive for a "Laser Concept 286/16 Laptop" that
uses a DB25. (I have the drive, and the manual for the computer, but not
the computer.)

This drive gets power from the computer.

> It is -possible- that it could belong to an Amiga. AFAIR, the Amiga's
> external floppy port is DB25 (mine's not in front of me at the moment),
> but the A1010 external 3.5" floppy I have gets power from the computer.

The Amiga floppy port is DB23, not DB25.

> I don't count myself an expert on external floppy drives, though.
> ok
> -r

Doug Spence
Received on Sun Jul 06 1997 - 17:28:25 BST

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