5.25" drive identification

From: Tothwolf <tothwolf_at_concentric.net>
Date: Mon Apr 21 14:11:00 2003

On Sat, 19 Apr 2003, Tony Duell wrote:

> > A rule of thumb I use, but I won't swear is universal... Is the LED
> > color. USUALLY... Red LED signifies 360k/180k Drives, and a Green LED
> > signifies 1.2mb Drives.
> Again, not reliable. The 1.2M drive on this machine (orginal IBM) has a
> red LED. I think that for Teac drives, the LED colour was actually a
> customer-selectable option (red, yellow and green all exist, for all
> types of drives)

Panasonic 5.25" drives use a socket for the front panel LED, so it is
extremely easy to change the color. I've swapped out many amber LEDs in
their 1.2Mb drives for green ones. According to the company when I
requested technical docs for that particular series of drives, the LED
color was something a customer could specify when ordering drives.

Received on Mon Apr 21 2003 - 14:11:00 BST

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