5-1/4" drive on modern PC

From: Pete Turnbull <pete_at_dunnington.u-net.com>
Date: Fri Dec 10 07:02:36 2004

--On Friday, December 10, 2004 07:40:53 -0500 Gene Ehrich
<gehrich_at_tampabay.rr.com> wrote:

> Is there any way to attach and access a 5-1/4" diskette drive on a
> modern day PC under either WIN98SE or XP PRO?

Yes, just plug it in like a 3.5" drive. Assuming the drive has the
appropriate jumper settings for a PC, it will work fine. XP Pro will
even change the drive icon accordingly. I have 2 machines set up like
that. If this is the machine's second drive, the only gotcha I can
think of is that a small number of motherboards seem to only have one
drive select, and hence can only support one drive (my Asus is like
that -- I just disabled the on-board controller and used an old one).

Pete Turnbull
Network Manager
University of York, UK
Received on Fri Dec 10 2004 - 07:02:36 GMT

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