thinking of the "ultimate" retro x86 PCs - what bits to seek/keep ?

William Donzelli wdonzelli at
Thu Jun 2 18:26:54 CDT 2016

> Heh, 2.88" disks were like unicorns. I heard all about them, but I never
> saw them for sale or people using them. That was probably just my limited
> view at the time. The 20M floptical in the SGI Indy is like a tooth fairy
> riding a unicorn, I've seen pictures, but I've never actually seen one (or
> the disks) in person.

2.88M drives were common with first generation RS/6000s. I probably
still have craploads of drives and media stashed somewhere from the
AOL days (every dialup site had a little model 220 buried in the


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