IBM YE-580 Floppy

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IBM YE-580 Floppy

Postby ckreling » Tue Feb 16, 2021 8:46 pm

Anyone ever use the IBM YE-580 DS DD 360K 1/2 height drive in a PCJr with success?

These came with PC AT/XT machines in 1984.

Thanks
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Re: IBM YE-580 Floppy

Postby FortMax » Wed Feb 17, 2021 9:12 pm

Any 360k drive should work with the PCjr.
PCjr w/ Rapport Drive 2 + 384KB Memory Expansion Package, jrIDE
Wanted: light pen
Documentation (including new and updated pages for the Guide to Operations) from:
PC Compact Printer
Speech Attachment (except for the installation instructions)
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Re: IBM YE-580 Floppy

Postby ckreling » Thu Feb 18, 2021 1:24 pm

I have 2 on the way and will keep you posted. These are direct drive rather than belt driven. Should be more reliable and likely quieter. Though I like the sound of the original Qume as it brings back memories.
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Re: IBM YE-580 Floppy

Postby Gremlin5 » Thu Feb 18, 2021 7:05 pm

Shouldnt be a problem I had a PCJr that had a TEAC FD-55B drive replaced for the original and it worked fine.
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