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    No, that's as it should be. Most 5.25" drives don't have head-load mechs--the heads are always loaded when the door is closed. If you don't like the head-load mech on all the time, you can jumper it to "motor enable", but that will be a bit of a hack--but it will work.

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    So what are the name of those 2/3 size units like this floppy drive? Was it standard?
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    Disk Trends refers to the Canon 5.25" drives as one-third height. BASF briefly licensed the Canon design. Oki, Epson, and TEAC had similar height 5.25" drives; actually a tiny bit smaller.

    Was a minor standard showing up in Epson QX-10, a smattering of portables, and as part of some combo (5.25" plus 3.5") drives.

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    Quote Originally Posted by krebizfan View Post
    Disk Trends refers to the Canon 5.25" drives as one-third height. BASF briefly licensed the Canon design. Oki, Epson, and TEAC had similar height 5.25" drives; actually a tiny bit smaller.

    Was a minor standard showing up in Epson QX-10, a smattering of portables, and as part of some combo (5.25" plus 3.5") drives.
    I finally found what was the original computer for these drives:

    http://www.old-computers.com/museum/computer.asp?c=100

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    Teac offered the FD-105 third-height drive. Not a common item by any means, but it's shown in my Teac marketing brochure. It was a direct-drive model, so no belts.

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