5-1/4' drive on modern PC

From: Joe R. <rigdonj_at_cfl.rr.com>
Date: Fri Dec 10 17:14:03 2004

At 02:58 PM 12/10/04 -0800, you wrote:
>>From: "Gene Ehrich" <gehrich_at_tampabay.rr.com>
>>Is there anyway that it can be attached external to the PC through serial,
>>parallel or USB ports
> Yes and No. Of course, one can make some hardware to
>handle the drive and connect it to anything. There
>are 3-1/2 inch drives for the USB. It might be that
>the software would see a 5-1/4 drive as it is through
>one of these interfaces. Remove the 3-1/2 and wire it
>to the 5-1/4.
> For the parallel, I have some hardware someplace
>that can connect an IDE drive to the parallel port.
>I don't think I've seen anything for a floppy.

   You should have. Backpack makes 3 1/2" and 5 1/4" drives that work off
the parallel port. And also tape drives, CD drives, etc. But I don't know
if they have drivers that work with W98 and up.

Received on Fri Dec 10 2004 - 17:14:03 GMT

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