[Coco] [Color Computer] 5 1/4" Floppy Drive
mdelyea at gmail.com
Fri Jan 30 17:26:07 EST 2009
No, I don't think 5.25" 1.2 mb drives are suitable for the coco, you
need 360k drives. You can substitute 3.5" 720k and sometimes 3.5"
1.44mb drives. I have an older Compaq 3.5" 1.44mb drive being used as
drive 1 under DECB and NitrOS-9 and have had zero problems with it.
On Fri, Jan 30, 2009 at 2:29 PM, seanrussoct08 <seanruss at netzero.net> wrote:
> Hi to all Coco users!
> I am dusting off my old coco's and have a question. I apologize if
> this is the millionth floppy question on here. I called the local
> used computer store and the man said they have a large bucket of 5
> 1/4" floppy drives they sell for $5.00 ea. But he doesn't know if
> they are 360K or what.
> My question is, will any 5 1/4" floppy drive work for transferring
> files from a PC to a Coco? I should mention that i have a FD502 stock
> single sided low density floppy in the coco. Should I get 2 and put
> one in the PC & one in the coco? By the way I have a coco2 64K and a
> coco 3 128K. I don't have OS-9 yet, i would like to download
> NitrOS-9, and other programs.
> Any help would be appreciated.
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