[Coco] Read coco disks on a PC
gheskett at wdtv.com
Thu Mar 15 14:33:36 EDT 2012
On Thursday, March 15, 2012 02:30:47 PM Allen Huffman did opine:
> Speaking of... I just bought a $15 USB 3.5" drive so I can read some old
> floppy disks from a 1987 Tandy laptop I just sold on eBay. I wondered
> if a 5 1/4 could be hooked to the interface. Even if it only worked
> with the high density 1.44 devices, the 80 track 5 1/4 drives could at
> least read 40 track... Anyone tried this? I haven't had a computer with
> a floppy drive since 98!
Sure worth a try. You'll probably need a dil header to card edge adapter.
I have one that goes the other way, from card edge on the cable to DIL for
the drive, but don't recall ever seeing on that went the other way..
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