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Kaypro
January 14th, 2009, 04:56 AM
Just a quick question.

What is the maximum number of Floppy drives you can attach to an Apple II?

For example, if you had, say, 2 Disk-II controllers and 4 Disk-II's, would it be possible to put both controllers into a IIe and use all 4 drives?

I searched the forums and never found anything in reference to this.

david__schmidt
January 14th, 2009, 05:07 AM
What is the maximum number of Floppy drives you can attach to an Apple II?
You can have two drives per Disk II card. As many slots as you can stuff full of cards... I guess that would be a total of 16.

Kaypro
January 14th, 2009, 05:09 AM
Thanks for the reply. Well, this will work out nicely then.

kastegir
January 17th, 2009, 12:03 PM
Actually, the max is 14 with Disk II controller cards. 2 drives each, in slots 1-7.
If you can locate a Rana controller card or 2, you can do more since they each support 4 drives.

I've run 4 5.25's and 2 3.5's on a IIe before. No problems.

Luzur
January 17th, 2009, 01:21 PM
gonna do some serious game copying? :P

dorkbert
January 28th, 2009, 05:16 PM
Actually, the max is 14 with Disk II controller cards. 2 drives each, in slots 1-7.
If you can locate a Rana controller card or 2, you can do more since they each support 4 drives.

I've run 4 5.25's and 2 3.5's on a IIe before. No problems.

So does Rana patch DOS/ProDOS to support four drives per slot, or does it phantom slot'ed the additional drives to a different (neighboring?) slot?