Thanks for the reply. I've been a bit busy but yes I would love to
replace this drive and be able to read these 400k RX50 floppies.
If you have a pair of the Teac type drives that will work in a PC-AT
type system I'd be happy to pay for shipping and whatnot via Paypal.
Given the number of Pro/350 install floppies I'd like to image I might
want to have a spare.
Just drop me an amount off-list, and thank you for the help!
On 3/28/2023 5:12 PM, John Maxwell via cctalk wrote:
I had a bunch of 1.2Mb 5-1/4" drives that, unfortunately, may have been
discarded over the past year. I mainly hung on to all of the 360K FDDs that I came across,
which are more difficult to find. I know that I still have some NOS 1.2Mb units (never
been powered up, but also not taken out of their original plastic bags either.) I bought
these new from a local computer store (still in business, but now doing mostly consulting
work, unfortunately) many years ago (early 2000's) to support some clients that used
them. I have (or had) used, tested 1.2Mb drives also.
Alas, I am near Buffalo, NY and not too close to MD, but am willing to pack and ship.
I see from the replies that I have read that nobody has offered drives. If you are still
interested, I can look up the models of the units that I still have and from which I can
From: Chris Zach via cctalk <cctalk(a)classiccmp.org>
Sent: Sunday, 26 February, 2023 19:42
To: CCTalk mailing list <cctalk(a)classiccmp.org>
Cc: Chris Zach <cz(a)beaker.crystel.com>
Subject: [cctalk] Need a 1.2mb 5.25 floppy
So after finally getting things going I started copying the Pro/380 OS files to a bunch
of 1.2mb floppies. Great. However after a bit I started getting errors, and found that the
disks were getting gouges in the tracks. Sure enough disassembly of my 1.2mb Teac showed
that debris had become embedded in the disk head and cleaning is not possible.
Terrific. Tossing the drive, this is not the first time I have had this problem with
these disks so I am dumpstering all of the old floppies and just bought 40 new ones in
However I'm now in need of a 1.2mb floppy drive. Anyone have a good working spare
that I can beg/borrow/buy in the MD area?
(I really should have pitched these disks; they came from a basement with an oil heater
for 20 years and are quite honestly garbage. Only thing worse were disks from Solarex
which literally had silicon dust on them that chewed any drive. Oh well, live and learn)