5 1/4 floppies on laptop

From: Jim <DD950_at_prodigy.net>
Date: Mon Sep 13 18:17:57 1999

Well, I am not real knowledgeable about computers but I have still an old Toshiba 1000 that I bought for $150 in 1993 at a hamfest. I used it for packet radio for awhile. It had a 3 1/2 " internal drive and I bought a 5 1/4" external that came with a big brick power supply for $50 dollars for it.

I think the Toshiba 1100 was really about the same thing.

When I was looking for a 5 1/4" drive in 1993, I remember people telling me that MicroSolutions made one for various notebook computers. I think I have the name of the company correct. MicroSolutions also made external hard drives and tape drives they called/call the back-pack I think.

My Toshiba works,err, maybe worked, with its own connections. I think the MicroSolution stuff was all parallel port.

I have always wondered if somebody has written a driver for my parallel port 100 Mb Zip drive to work with the old XT type Toshiba 1000? That might be an interesting solution for you also.

Jim Rossbach, Tonkin Gulf Yacht Club Web Ring, www.TonkinYachts.cjb.net

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