View Full Version : PC5086 back in service

May 20th, 2012, 06:06 AM
I had an Amstrad PC5086, with a couple of rather dodgy 720K 3" drives. It was mostly useless for anything.

Today however, I plugged my shiny new XT-IDE board (thanks to James Pearce), complete with 2Gb CF card into one of the two spare ISA slots, and a 3COM Etherlink II into the other.

It is connected via the BNC connector to a local hub, which has cat 5 cabling to my main network.

After running the floppy drives for a few hours, the error rate has dropped to almost zero, but it doesn't matter now, as I can copy files to and from the machine over the network.

I am a happy man!!!


ps. I would like to do the same for my 5150, but those XT-IDE boards seem to be hard to come by.