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framer
April 17th, 2016, 04:53 AM
I know the original 5160 used a FH floppy but I thought that later they were sold with slim HH floppies, were they branded IBM and what brand of floppy did they use?

YE-DATA?

Thanks

framer

Stone
April 17th, 2016, 05:39 AM
I know the 5170 had some YE-DATA HD floppies but I'm not sure whether the 5160 had YE-DATA DD floppies.

jmetal88
April 17th, 2016, 06:57 AM
They used QumeTrak 142 drives in the PCjr and the 5155, but I have no idea if they were ever used on the 5160.

framer
April 17th, 2016, 07:49 AM
I know the 5170 had some YE-DATA HD floppies but I'm not sure whether the 5160 had YE-DATA DD floppies.

IMHO the 1.2M YE-DATA was also used in the 5162.

framer

ibmapc
April 17th, 2016, 08:47 AM
If you look at THIS LINK (https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=2&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwiO44eCjZbMAhUC-mMKHSgADqUQFggoMAE&url=http%3A%2F%2Fmaben.homeip.net%2Fstatic%2FS100% 2Fqume%2Fdiskette%2FQume%2520Trak%2520142%25205.25 inch%2520floppy.pdf&usg=AFQjCNFAQ243nUTRbCJPCV2UT8YZXWm2vA) (Qumetrak 142 manual) and scroll down to page 10 you'll see brackets to mount the drives stacked in the 5160 enclosure. The Qumetrak drives seem ideal for this as they have the notches in the sides of the chassis to accommodate the brackets. These are the only HH floppy drives I've seen with this feature. Other drives require thin sheet metal plates and no provision for the screw that comes up from the bottom of the case. This makes the Qumetrak 142 the best HH choice for the 5160. Although, I can't say for sure that this is how IBM did it.

Chuck(G)
April 17th, 2016, 09:50 AM
Toshiba drives (e.g. FDD5401) are set up similarly.

http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTIwMFgxNjAw/z/WRsAAOSwcBhWUFap/$_1.JPG

vwestlife
April 17th, 2016, 03:12 PM
The later XTs came with black 360K Ye-Data drives.

http://i.ebayimg.com/00/z/Bo8AAOxyAZ9STsap/$%28KGrHqJHJEkFI+OI+rJNBSTs,p%28%28+w~~_32.JPG

framer
April 18th, 2016, 01:07 PM
If you look at THIS LINK (https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=2&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwiO44eCjZbMAhUC-mMKHSgADqUQFggoMAE&url=http%3A%2F%2Fmaben.homeip.net%2Fstatic%2FS100% 2Fqume%2Fdiskette%2FQume%2520Trak%2520142%25205.25 inch%2520floppy.pdf&usg=AFQjCNFAQ243nUTRbCJPCV2UT8YZXWm2vA) (Qumetrak 142 manual) and scroll down to page 10 you'll see brackets to mount the drives stacked in the 5160 enclosure. The Qumetrak drives seem ideal for this as they have the notches in the sides of the chassis to accommodate the brackets. These are the only HH floppy drives I've seen with this feature. Other drives require thin sheet metal plates and no provision for the screw that comes up from the bottom of the case. This makes the Qumetrak 142 the best HH choice for the 5160. Although, I can't say for sure that this is how IBM did it.

Learned something new, Thanks

framer

framer
April 18th, 2016, 01:17 PM
The later XTs came with black 360K Ye-Data drives.

http://i.ebayimg.com/00/z/Bo8AAOxyAZ9STsap/$%28KGrHqJHJEkFI+OI+rJNBSTs,p%28%28+w~~_32.JPG

That was my impression, also I have a strange short molex lp4 with 2 male and 1 female connector that allows those drives to fit in the case. The drives are a bit longer than others and seem to require this power connector.

I know these were used in the 5162 and were installed from the back there is also a bezel that fit around the two drives or one drive with the IBM riser.

framer