On Fri, 30 May 1997 (eons and eons ago), A.R. Duell wrote:
Does the PS/2
not have any 5.25" drive bays? Weird. :) I'm not an IBMer
so I don't know these things, though I *think* one of the machines I used
to do CAD work on was a PS/2 of some flavour.
No, AFAIK the PS/2 cases had (special!) 3.5" bays only.
Reminds me of the "special" PCMCIA slot on my A1200, but I guess that
couldn't have been avoided.
If it's the same as the XT external floppy
connector (and I think it is!),
the 34 wires of the standard floppy connector are connected to the
'bottom' (higher numbered) pins on the 37 pin D plug. Pins 1,2,20 are no
connection, pin 3 is wire 2, pin 4 is wire 4, pin 5 is wire 6, etc. Pins
21-37 are all grounded.
It's a standard DC37 connector, available from any good electronics parts
place, I think. You can get solder, PCB mount or IDC versions.
Excellent! Thanks for the info! As I said earlier, I have a use for this
drive, but I don't really want to modify it. Hopefully I'll be able to
feed a ribbon cable with the 37-pin D connector on it out of my Amiga's
I hope there wouldn't be problems with noise, etc, over lengthy cabling?
I also wouldn't mind using it as an external 5.25" drive for my Amigas,
but I guess that would take some added trickery.
couldn't even get mine apart, because of the two six-pointed
screws on the bottom. The screws have a lump in the middle so I can't use
a flat-blade screwdriver as I did when I had a similar problem opening my
Tamperproof TORX screws. Drivers for them are available from good tool
shops in the UK - I have a reasonably complete set to deal with such
Well, I haven't seen any around here (Canada) but perhaps I haven't been
looking hard enough. I also haven't been trying to get the drive open
because other things have come up.
It's funny how I can be out of school for the summer, unemployed, and
STILL not have enough time for all the stuff I want to do.
The gates in my computer are AND,OR and NOT, not Bill