Semi-OT: Has any interfaced a 360K floppy to a pentium-class PC?

From: Chad Fernandez <>
Date: Mon Aug 19 23:11:01 2002

Hi Ross,

I have a Teac 360K floppy drive installed in my Socket 7 system. It
weorks just fine, although, I'm not using the onboard floppy controller.
  I accidently blew the onboard controller up with a heatsink that
wasn't glued down :-( I'm using the floppy controller on an old WD RLL
HD controller. I don't recall if I ever had a 360K floppy on the mb's
floppy controller or not. I'm running Win98 on this machine.

Chad Fernandez
Michigan, USA

Ross Archer wrote:
> Can't make my Toshiba 360K floppy drive work on my Athlon or
> P4 machine to save my life. I've tried every jumper setting
> I can think of on the drive. The best I get is a disk
> failure,
> where I try to access the drive, and the LED comes on and
> spins
> the disk for a while, then fails.
> Yes, I'm using the right cable. :) It has a 34 pin header
> plug
> (remember those?) that used to be standard on floppy cables
> all
> those years ago. Jameco still sells them. :)
> Yes, I set the BIOS to 360K. Still no dice.
> Anybody have any clues as to what might be going wrong?
> Thanks, even if nobody has any ideas. :)
> -- Ross
Received on Mon Aug 19 2002 - 23:11:01 BST

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