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DEC RX33-AA 5.25 1.2MB floppy drive

krebizfan

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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.
 

jasa1063

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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!
 

dtih

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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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