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    Default Very old and huge floppy dirver

    Hello. I am new here. You have a really nice Forum!

    I have found this huge floppy disk drive. Is huge and very heavy. I send you some pictures.

    I have looked up in the internet but I have couldnīt find anything. Do you have any idea of the name,model or year?

    Sorry if I post in the wrong forum, I have tought it was the right one

    Thank you.

    Kind regards





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    Looks like a single full height 5.25" floppy drive in a portable (lugable) carry case and for a Bosch (German company) computer of some sort. It also appears to need TLC with the power cord cut off and may very well be for 220/240VAC if made for Europe.
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    It may be a complete computer. It looks to have only a small serial port in addition to the power cord which would fit with a system designed to work with a terminal or specialized hardware. I would expect an external floppy drive to have a connector with 30 to 50 pins or some other high speed interface.

    Open it up and there should be a complete board or boards under the drive bays.

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    Sorry, I duplicate the post.

    Tomorrow Iīm going to open and take pictures, but I think is for 3,5"

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    The heat sink on the back is more that would be used for a single drive by itself. There is likely some kind of computer inside. It may be intended as a reference drive for special purposes, wih the lock on the front to keep it from getting contaminated or such.
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    Is that red thing on the front a cap over another connector for a video terminal or a big button.

    It sort of reminds me of a PLC programming unit that you took out on plant to reload systems.
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    same unit for sale here

    https://translate.google.com/transla...search&pto=aue

    States its part of an engine tester.

    floppy.jpg $_57.jpg

    Looks like a SBC on top with a drive controller at the bottom with a PSU on the back.

    Haven't found any reference on the bosch sites, the old kit has a similar style of boxes.

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    The PDR100 is a printer but main unit even has the same big power button.
    Last edited by Gary C; July 13th, 2020 at 02:36 AM.
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    How about a picture of the board on top?
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    One wonders if maybe it is a print buffer.
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    It is part of an automotive testsystem, in German 'Motortester' aka an engine test system.

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