[Coco] 3.5" drives
james at skwirl.ca
Fri Aug 20 22:47:20 EDT 2004
On 20-Aug-04, at 9:33 PM, James C. Hrubik, Sr. wrote:
> James, you should be able to add the 3.5 in place of the single-sided
> drive. Most of the 3.5s are hardwired as "A" drives, and if your
> double-sided 5.25 is jumpered as "B" or D2, you should be good to go.
> RSDOS will see the 3.5 as a 35 track single-sided drive. OS9 will use
> everything available. OR, if you don't mind the way it looks, and can
> manipulate the jumpers, you could have a 5.25 SS, 5.25 DS, and 3.5 on
> the system. I've run 3 drives temporarily (it's ugly to look at!)
> with the case open for setting up new OS9 boot disks. Watch the
> cabling, though. And you'll want DSDD disks for the 3.5 (but you can
> fake it for a while using tape on the HD disks).
But would I be able to use HD 3.5" floppies as the full 1.3 MB?
I only plan to use a 3.5" for OS-9, I'd keep all my RS-DOS stuff on
5.25"... I don't think I'm going to do much more with RS-DOS that'll
require new floppies.
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