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    Hard drive for IBM PS/2 Model 25

    Hello!
    Some time ago I bought two IBM PS/2 Model 25 new. The machines had never been used, and even had the security seal placed source.

    These computers have BASIC in ROM but no hard drive. I would put a hard disk, but not that kind of record I need.

    Anybody can tell me what type of hard drive I can put on an IBM PS 2 Model 25?

    Thanks!

    PS: Attached are some photos.

    SDC10407.JPG SDC10398.jpg SDC10417.JPG SDC10393.jpg SDC10390.JPG

    #2
    You can put in anything that connects to an ISA card, but I imagine you want the original drive...bad news, they are totally proprietary (to the Model 25 and 30, and their submodels). Maybe someone can speak up with the models/part numbers (I believe there are only 2 or 3).

    Very nice machines...cool stuff.
    Enthusiast of keyboards with springs which buckle noisily.

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      #3
      Yes, cool pictures. They really are dinky machines aren't they

      That's one thing I like about the PS/2 range: their unusual designs compared to the run of the mill PC-Clones of the era which tended to mimic the XT or AT in case design.

      Tez
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        #4
        I think you might be better off ordering the ZIP drive support program for 8088 / 8086 computers, and using a ZIP drive as a hard drive.
        I have a PS/2 Model 25, but I'm about to send it to a new home.

        http://leute.server.de/peichl/palmzipe.htm
        http://www.vintage-computer.com/vcfo...hp/t-2365.html
        ftp://ftp.oldskool.org/pub/tvdog/tan...s/zipnotes.txt

        You can get a trial version of the driver, works for what, 7 minutes I think? and try it out.



        ~Kiyote!

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          #5
          You can put in anything that connects to an ISA card, but I imagine you want the original drive...bad news, they are totally proprietary (to the Model 25 and 30, and their submodels). Maybe someone can speak up with the models/part numbers (I believe there are only 2 or 3).


          God news!

          I have one 8 bits ISA card and one IDE 107MB hard disk. I try it, thanks .

          Very nice machines...cool stuff.
          Yes! Are NEW computers. New, in box

          Yes, cool pictures. They really are dinky machines aren't they

          That's one thing I like about the PS/2 range: their unusual designs compared to the run of the mill PC-Clones of the era which tended to mimic the XT or AT in case design.

          Tez
          Yes. Are good machines. Pretty and solid old machines

          I think you might be better off ordering the ZIP drive support program for 8088 / 8086 computers, and using a ZIP drive as a hard drive.
          I have a PS/2 Model 25, but I'm about to send it to a new home.
          Thanks!
          If your hard disk fails, I'll try it with a ZIP drive.

          I guess feeding the puck is going to be a "problem", but I can take 12V and 5V from some of the wires from the power supply.

          Thank you all!

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            #6
            If you've any problems with the 8-bit ISA and/or IDE drive, you can always build yourself an XT-IDE and run a CF card for a hard drive. It's a little more expensive than using PalmZIP (assuming that you already have the ZIP drive), but it would allow you to keep the machine looking as if it's original.
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            Currently seeking:
            * Roland MPU-401/AT (with daughter card header)
            * Magitronic K-156 Keyboard (5pin DIN w/ XT-AT switch)
            I also collect PC and C64 Sierra On-Line software!

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              #7
              Ah, yes, I should have mentioned this about power...if you are confident enough in yourself to make an adapter:

              8525_0029_homemade-hdd-power.jpg

              Let me know if you have any issues.
              Enthusiast of keyboards with springs which buckle noisily.

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