specifications for IBM XT-286

From: Innfogra_at_aol.com <(Innfogra_at_aol.com)>
Date: Mon Sep 15 14:08:01 2003

In a message dated 9/15/03 10:05:27 AM Pacific Daylight Time,
cheri-post_at_web.de writes:

> It shouldn't be a problem to find out what kind of drive it is.
> Do you have an idea if it's a full height - or half height-built drive ?

My book says originally it came with a Full Height 20 meg HD and a single 1/2
Height 1.2 Meg DSHD floppy.

You could add another 5 1/4 inch 1/2HT floppy or a 1/2 ht Tape drive. You
could also order it in several configurations.

Recommended was the 3 1/2 inch 1.44 meg floppy drive.

Info is coming from a third edition of Que's Upgrading and repairing PCs.

I think you could use any 20 meg half height HD that meets the same
configuration, i.e., Seagate ST 225 or similar.

IIRC the original 20 Meg FH HD for the AT was an abysmal failure, a CMI or
something like that. Very high failure rate.

Astoria, OR
Received on Mon Sep 15 2003 - 14:08:01 BST

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