4 floppy disk drives on a PC?

From: Bruce Lane <kyrrin_at_bluefeathertech.com>
Date: Sun Jan 16 10:13:30 2005

On 16-Jan-05 at 07:47 Vintage Computer Festival wrote:

>I know we've discussed this before but the right Google search terms are
>eluding me.
>Is it possible to get 4 floppy drives onto a PC? If so, how? If I stick


        Indeed it is possible. There were several cards made which had two floppy ports, including the famous Compaticard.

        I still have such an arrangement in one of my DOS boxes, though I'm not using it at present. The expansion card itself had special BIOS on it, which allowed DOS to recognize the additional floppies (MS-DOS, by itself, would not do this).

        I don't believe that DOS will recognize two separate controllers. Other OS's might.

        Keep the peace(es).

Bruce Lane, Owner & Head Hardware Heavy,
Blue Feather Technologies -- http://www.bluefeathertech.com
kyrrin (at) bluefeathertech do/t c=o=m
"If Salvador Dali had owned a computer, would it have been equipped with surreal ports?"
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