5.25" Drive

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5.25" Drive

Postby Tempest » Thu Nov 26, 2015 4:53 pm

Is it possible to use the 5.25" drive from a PCjr in a regular PC? I find myself in need of a 360K 5.25" drive to write disks for other systems (such as my TRS-80) and I'm eye balling the one in my PCjr. If it is, does anyone have a spare 360K 5.25 drive so I don't have to grab the one out of my jr?
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Re: 5.25" Drive

Postby Brutman » Thu Nov 26, 2015 6:23 pm

The PCjr drive is just a bog standard double density two sided drive. You can use it in the other PC system. I'm not sure what the requirements are for using it in a foreign system like a Tandy, but I suspect that the differences will be in the controllers and not the drive.

As always, Google first or check with TRS 80 collectors about the types of drives they have.
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Re: 5.25" Drive

Postby Tempest » Thu Nov 26, 2015 6:50 pm

Oh this isn't going IN my TRS-80, I need a 360K drive to make disks FOR my TRS-80 using an emulator program. Unfortunately the emulator needs a 386 or better or I would just run it on my jr.

Anyone have a spare drive? :)
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