[Coco] Connect CoCo Floppy drive to Windows PC
afra at aurigae.demon.co.uk
Sun Oct 5 13:43:34 EDT 2008
Fedor Steeman wrote:
> I want to try to put a 5,25" floppy drive that normally is hooked up
> to a CoCo to my Windows PC, so I can salvage a huge library of
> hundreds of floppies.
Dunno if it'll work, depends if your drive is jumpered (or jumperable),
to have a Disk change signal on Pin 34, which is what IIRC PCs expect.
Also depends on what the drive is (no tracks & sides), and how old the
PC you are going to attach it to is.
Unfortunatly a lot of the modern PCs only support one floppy drive now,
and most don't know about 5.25" drives either :(
> Is this entirely possible? Any tips/hints/suggestions?
May be easier to scout ebay for a cheap PC 360K or 1.2M drive.
Phill Harvey-Smith, Programmer, Hardware hacker, and general eccentric !
"You can twist perceptions, but reality won't budge" -- Rush.
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