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Thread: DEC RX33-AA 5.25 1.2MB floppy drive

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    Default DEC RX33-AA 5.25 1.2MB floppy drive

    Does anyone know if this 5.25 1.2MB floppy drive can be used in a PC or is it specific to DEC computers?

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    It is a fairly common TEAC drive so yes, it should work in a PC. Note that you will likely have to change jumpers to have it only spin at 360 RPM.

    http://avitech.com.au/?page_id=2660 covers it in depth though from the opposite perspective of getting a drive jumpered for PC working on a DEC.

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    I think it will work for what I am trying to do. I found some on eBay wanted to give it a try in a PC for a retro build I am doing. Thanks for the info!

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    At some point in time PC's dropped support for 5 1/4" floppy drives. I had to search around (thrift stores) to get a PC old enough to drive the 5 1/4" floppy. Currently, I am using a Dell Dimension XPS H233. I use it with PUTR to read/write/format RX33 and RX50 5 1/4" floppys for transfer to VAX and PDP11 systems.

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