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Re: Floppy disc images
- Subject: Re: Floppy disc images
- From: Edward Mendelson em36@xxxxxxxx
- Date: Fri, 16 Nov 2018 07:41:16 -0500
The external 5.25 floppy drive is a real thing.
The kind that works with a USB port, however, has to be put together from an external controller
and an external enclosure plus a bare drive. Details here:
There are other sources for similar boards, but this seems the most complete. I don’t
have one, so can’t give a full report.
There was also the kind that connected to a parallel port and only worked with a true DOS
computer. I have one of these, which I connect once every two or three years to an old
ThinkPad 760XL that boots to DOS. You can find these on eBay, but you’ll need a true
DOS computer and the DOS drivers, which presumably can be found because I found them many years.