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    IBM MODEL 60/80 HDD+ controller.
    I got an IBM model 80 and the MoBo quits.
    Model 80 Mobo are expensive and I found a cheap model 60 MoBo
    over eBay.
    I installed on the 80 's case and installed 2 FDD on it.
    My problem is the HDD controller. The one on the 80 is 90X8643 and the
    HDD is 80 Mb.
    I don't know if that hardware would work on the 60 Mobo.
    I could not find specs for m 60 controller.
    I need a little push. Please.

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    IIRC, the early MFM and ESDI controllers used in the PS/2 Model 60 and 80 were 16-bit and would work in either unit. I think IBM released an upgraded Model 60 with the controller and drive originally used in the Model 80. I am 99% sure that it will work. If the controller doesn't fit easily, please don't force it.

    http://www.walshcomptech.com/ohlandl/misc/ESDI.html is about all the information on the early (pre-SCSI) hard drive adapters out there.

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    THX.
    Is enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by krebizfan View Post
    IIRC, the early MFM and ESDI controllers used in the PS/2 Model 60 and 80 were 16-bit and would work in either unit. I think IBM released an upgraded Model 60 with the controller and drive originally used in the Model 80. I am 99% sure that it will work. If the controller doesn't fit easily, please don't force it.

    http://www.walshcomptech.com/ohlandl/misc/ESDI.html is about all the information on the early (pre-SCSI) hard drive adapters out there.
    Just to clarify, although there appear to be no difference (I don't know if Bill Walsh actively mirrors Louis's current and actively maintained site), but the current "official" MCA Mafia site has this:
    http://ps-2.kev009.com/ohlandl/misc/ESDI.html
    and the top level page is here:
    http://ps-2.kev009.com/ohlandl/
    and deals with all manner of systems and details related to IBM systems both older and newer.

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