2.88 mb floppy drives

From: Mike Ford <mikeford_at_socal.rr.com>
Date: Wed Dec 6 12:32:28 2000

>I have a few 2.88's that came from old NCR 486 microchannel machines - not
>sure if they need the defacto standard ribbon and power or the PS/2 style
>ribbon only with power through the cable. I'll dig one out and see. They're
>kind of a green tan or olive-ish color on the face if memory serves me. They
>all worked before I ripped the boat anchors apart for scrap.
>-----Original Message-----
>From: owner-classiccmp_at_classiccmp.org
>[mailto:owner-classiccmp_at_classiccmp.org]On Behalf Of Mike Ford
>Sent: Tuesday, December 05, 2000 9:50 PM
>To: classiccmp_at_classiccmp.org
>Subject: 2.88 mb floppy drives
>For no real sane reason I have the itch to put a 2.88 MB floppy drive in my
>next otherwise fairly normal PC. Seems like the world is littered with 2.88
>drives for the old PS/2, but I see nothing that works with a normal PC
>floppy connection (although most if not all motherboards do support 2.88
>and/or LS120). Any tips on finding a PC 2.88? Do they really need the ED

My guess is that being MCA they are PS/2 types, but maybe not. Thanks for

BTW isn't it nice that a lot of new games are for the PS2. ;)

Cheers, Mike Ford
Received on Wed Dec 06 2000 - 12:32:28 GMT

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