IBM drives in a Kaypro

From: Tony Duell <>
Date: Wed Feb 12 17:37:00 2003

> I got this message from a guy today, and I am just wondering if he is
> correct, will the IBM drives work in the Kaypro?

The original IBM PC (and PC/XT) drives were _standard_ 40 cylinder Tandon
units with 'IBM' moulded into the faceplate. They are electrically and
mechanically the same (I've compared the schematics...). There's even the
standard configuration jumper block on them (which was always set the
same way on a PC -- the same way on both drives -- due to the IBM twist in
the cable).

Provided the Kaypro also uses standard drives, then they should work

Received on Wed Feb 12 2003 - 17:37:00 GMT

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