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External floppy drive enclosures

RetroHacker_

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I'm looking for a couple external 5 1/4" floppy drive boxes. A lot of machines (TRS-80, Heath, etc.) didn't have internal drive mountings, or not enough of them, and used standard floppy drives in external boxes with power supplies. I'm looking for a few of those external boxes.

Anything will work really, either the generic ones or name brand ones, they really are nothing more than a convenient metal box with a simple power supply in them. I don't even care if they work, as I can repair/replace power supplies. If they include disk drives, that would be nice, but not necessary.

I could also really use an 8" drive enclosure, if anyone has an extra.

Thanks!

-Ian
 

Chuck(G)

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I've still got some new-old-stock PS/2 (IBM 4869) enclosures. They're about as nice a a HH 5.25" enclosure as you could want, with their own PSUs.

Let me know.
 

RetroHacker_

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To tell you the truth, I'm kinda looking for the metal kind, but the PS/2 ones might be OK... Are those the ones with the built-in cable that goes to a 37 pin dsub connector, or do they have "fingers" on the back to connect standard ribbon cables?

-Ian
 
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