View Full Version : Putting an IDE hard drive into a PS/2 model 30

August 13th, 2014, 11:27 AM
Hi, I was considering purchasing a PS/2 Model 30 (the 8086 model, not the 80286) that I found online, but it doesn't come with a hard drive and I don't really want to spend the money on a replacement ST-506/ST-412 type hard disk off eBay.

These computers have an 8-bit ISA expansion bus, I believe. Has anyone tried just plugging in an I/O card (8-bit ISA) and hooking up an IDE drive in one of these systems? I'm assuming this would override the on-board hard disk controller, but I'm not sure...

Thanks for any help.

August 13th, 2014, 12:22 PM
Yes, this works fine. You can use IDE or SCSI. I personally use an XT-IDE with a 64 MB industrial Flash module in my Model 30.