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

From: Joe <>
Date: Tue Aug 20 16:00:00 2002

At 11:21 AM 8/20/02 -0700, you wrote:
>I didn't think about using a peripheral card with a floppy
>controller; I've got a few kicking around in my "lab" at home. With
>my luck, this Evo won't have ISA slots, though. I'll bet there
>aren't any PCI cards with floppy controllers... But even if you
>put a controller that can handle 5.25" drives, doesn't the BIOS
>still need to be set to 360K?

   Not if you get a card that has it's own BIOS. Most (all?) of those cards will have jumpers to set the drive type. A fair number of cards were made like that. They were for use where you wanted to a 2nd drive controller to a system or for use in the original PC and PC/XT where there were no CMOS settings.

Received on Tue Aug 20 2002 - 16:00:00 BST

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