3.5" floppy drive in IBM XT?

From: John Willis <ceo_at_coherent-logic.com>
Date: Mon Apr 7 18:02:00 2003


This is quite possible... Provided you have DOS 3.3+ and a controller with its own
BIOS extensions. I have an XT machine (actually it's an original PC) that works much the same way, although the drive is unusable as
I'm currently using DOS 3.21. As far as the hard drive goes, the original XT hard drive was a FH job with an IBM logo on the front
of it.

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Joe" <rigdonj_at_cfl.rr.com>
To: <cctech_at_classiccmp.org>
Sent: Monday, April 07, 2003 6:12 PM
Subject: 3.5" floppy drive in IBM XT?

> I picked up an old IBM XT today and it has a 3.5" floppy drive in it (and it works!) Anybody ever heard of this? The drive has
it's own controller card and both it and the drive appear to be IBM parts. )I haven't pulled everything apart to be sure.) FWIW the
computer also has a FH 5 1/4" floppy drive and a HH 5 1/4" 10 Mb hard drive with a Seagate logo on the front of it. Anybody know if
this is an original XT hard drive or a replacement drive? It's been so long since I've seen an original XT with the 10 Mb drive that
I don't remember much about it.
> Joe
Received on Mon Apr 07 2003 - 18:02:00 BST

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