Development, round II

From: Sam Ismail <>
Date: Tue Jan 27 22:04:02 1998

On Tue, 27 Jan 1998, PG Manney wrote:

> > well, you could get your 5150 in several different flavours: one, two or
> no
> > floppy drives.
> You could actually get four, supported by the motherboard switches. ($529
> each, IIRC) There was some sort of expansion box, or you could get external
> drives. I presume that's what the connector on the back of the FDD
> controller was for.

You could get the expansion chassis which was basically another PC box
with a passive back-plane and a receiver card (basically a bus extender)
and add more floppies in that. I found one at a thrift shop last year.

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