[Coco] Fw: Help floppy drive
gene.heskett at verizon.net
Thu Apr 12 17:46:38 EDT 2007
On Thursday 12 April 2007, Frank Pittel wrote:
>Was there ever a 720K 5.25 floppy drive? I rember the sizes being 360K
>and 1.2M. The 3.5 floppies were 720K and 1.4M. I don't remember how to
>tell the difference between a 360K and 1.2M drive though
Yes, there were several, from both Teac, Pamnasonic and Mitsumi, and I've
owned a dozen or so including half a dozen of Tandon 100-4's, a full height
version. MOST 1.2's can be slowed from 360 to 300 rpm by a jumper, at which
point they are identical to a 720k at the coco controllers clock rate. I
presently am using such a drive.
>On Thu, Apr 12, 2007 at 01:39:49PM -0700, coco at yourdvd.net wrote:
>> actually, i think the floppy is still one of the devices that the os
>> expects to be set in the bios. on my xp, it doesn't matter if i've got
>> a 360k, 720k or 1.2m 5.25 hooked up - it just shows floppy 5.25" in
>> control panel.
>> anyway, you could try hooking them to a coco - it's either going to work
>> or it won't. =r
>> > -------- Original Message --------
>> > Subject: Re: [Coco] Fw: Help floppy drive
>> > From: "mike delyea" <mdelyea at gmail.com>
>> > Date: Thu, April 12, 2007 1:24 pm
>> > To: "CoCoList for Color Computer Enthusiasts" <coco at maltedmedia.com>
>> > You could always hook them up to a PC and see if it autodetects it.
>> > IBMs are usually pretty good at that.
>> > On 4/12/07, Gene Heskett wrote:
>> > > On Thursday 12 April 2007, John T Chasteen wrote:
>> > > >Sorry for that. The drives are FD5481
>> > >
>> > > Got a brand name? That doesn't google.
>> > >
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