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    Default Anyone need any small 3.5" IDE drives?

    By "small", I mean 4GB or less down to about 200MB or so (Conner). I'm willing to test any that you're interested in, but it's a time-consuming process, so tell me what you're looking for and I'll dig around.

    I've also got some Quantum Bigfoots of varying size, if anyone's interest.

    Make an offer and we'll take it from there.

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    Yes I am. I am always looking for good 2GB IDE drives for DOS builds.

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    You can use much larger drives as long as the partitions are 2GB or less.
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    PM me and I'll tell you what I've got.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stone View Post
    You can use much larger drives as long as the partitions are 2GB or less.
    Yes Stone, I grew up on DOS from the early 80s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck(G) View Post
    PM me and I'll tell you what I've got.
    Will do.

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    Anything over 4GB is a waste for DOS (2 partitions) and if you using DOS 3.3 or older even that is a huge waste of space.

    I keep small drives (30-500mb) around just for older systems and 500mb-4gb around for 486/P1 era machines.

    Compaq used those Quantum Bigfoot as OEM drives on some of their machines so if you like being period correct somebody will want them.
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    I'm always looking out for drives up to a gig. Let me know what you have.

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