Backpack Parallel Port CD-ROM drive

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Backpack Parallel Port CD-ROM drive

Postby OldComputerGuy » Wed Mar 22, 2017 9:39 am

Does anyone know if this will work with a parallel port sidecar?
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Re: Backpack Parallel Port CD-ROM drive

Postby KenG » Wed Mar 22, 2017 6:09 pm

It should work fine. I have a Backpack 1.44mb floppy running on mine. It will work faster if you do the bidirectional mod, but it should work even on a standard port.
Enhanced PCjr with a jr-IDE (1GB DOM) and a parallel port side car with a compact flash reader and backpack 1.44mb floppy attached. Tandy video mod.
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Re: Backpack Parallel Port CD-ROM drive

Postby Vorticon » Thu Mar 23, 2017 8:25 am

I have one and it works like a charm. Really handy for accessing large files or CD based repositories... I have it daisy chained to a 3.5" backpack drive and a zip drive.
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