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mechanicjay
November 7th, 2016, 08:58 PM
I came across a Wang 2243, which is an enclosure w/ 3 8-inch floppy drives in it for not much $ in the local surplus shop.

Is there a demand for something like this whole or is the value in the drives?

I've been wanting to mess around with some 8-inch drives, but it seems a crime to break this unit apart.

There's also a smaller Wang enclosure with dual 5-inch floppies in it, but I wasn't able to get a model number off it.

--Jason

pine-koan
December 6th, 2016, 06:30 AM
I can't remember if those drives were hard-sectored or not. Some of the early ones were. Do you know what kind of connector(s) it has? If it has coax cable connectors, it may be from the old WP or OIS, which was hard-sectored.

Jim

vhauffmr
December 11th, 2016, 04:12 AM
I'd like to thank Jason for going through the trouble of buying the units and making sure they will get shipped over.
The actually have the old style 2200 connectors for the -t / vp units.

Martin