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    Sorry, the ones I have do not include drives. I picked them up years ago from a salvage outfit who removed the drives but kept everything else, including packaging and instruction manual. I fitted a few with "combo" 3.5" 5.25" drives and custom controller card for a customer and had some of both left over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck(G) View Post
    Sorry, the ones I have do not include drives. I picked them up years ago from a salvage outfit who removed the drives but kept everything else, including packaging and instruction manual. I fitted a few with "combo" 3.5" 5.25" drives and custom controller card for a customer and had some of both left over.
    No, I don't need the drive, that I can source, just the 110-230 VAC PSU and enclosure, internal cables what have you.

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    I don't know--it was expensive enough to ship to Texas and Connecticut. It'd probably be a small fortune to the UK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck(G) View Post
    I don't know--it was expensive enough to ship to Texas and Connecticut. It'd probably be a small fortune to the UK.
    Well, now that surface shipping has gone the way of the Dodo, yes it can be. I've had heavier stuff shipped that way in the dim past.

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    And yet I can get a USD $1.50 device shipped to me via China Post gratis.

    We live in strange times.

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    I'm interested in purchasing one of these if you have any left
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    So you just need to install any old 1.2mb 5.25" floppy drive and it will connect to any model PS/2 then?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Unknown_K View Post
    So you just need to install any old 1.2mb 5.25" floppy drive and it will connect to any model PS/2 then?
    Nope, you'd need the 1.2MB FD adapter and its driver, see:
    http://ps-2.kev009.com/ohlandl/floppy/4869-002.html

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    Yeah, there were two adapters. One was just an electronic switch (like some of the older ISA gizmos); the other was the full-blown Diskette Adapter/A, IIRC.

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    For some reason I was under the impression the old towers had external floppy ports, must just be serial and parallel. Anyway I have an external IBM drive with the ISA version of the IBM card that I used with the PS/2 model 30 286. The drive itself has the asterisk on the faceplate.
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