Hmm, some more details about what it is you are trying to do would help us recommend something for you.
1. What type of machine is it going into?
2. What drives do you hope to hook up to it (360k, 1.2Mb, 720k, 1.44Mb or some other type)?
3. What is your ultimate goal here (eg "Trying to read some 360k floppies on my 8088 based 8 bit PC)?
OK, so you don't want an ordinary 8 bit ISA floppy controller which will only handle DD drives (360 & 720K). Either one of the relatively rare multi-format 8-bit FDCs or a 16-bit multi-I/O that will fit.
1. It is going into a Turbo XT 8088 (mounted in a regular AT case) ,I still didn't get the MB, but I think it's from NEC.
2. I plan to hook two drives, one 1.44Mb(3 1/2), and one 1.2Mb(5 1/4)
3. My ultimate goal is to read 1.44Mb and 1.2Mb disks and play Prince of Persia on my first XT!
4. Thank you :D
Perfect, now we are all on the same page.
You will need one of 2 solutions to get that machine to use HD drives/disks (1.2 and 1.44mb floppies).
Option 1: A floppy drive controller with it's own BIOS. They are out there, but are a bit hard to find and may be quite expensive. Here is one on ebay (as near as I can tell this a floppy controller w/ a BIOS). This option allows you to boot from HD floppies.
Option 2: You get a standard EIDE controller (like the one Lorne is offering), plug it into a slot that allows for the back end of the 16 bit ISA connector to not hit anything (like a capacitor) and then you run a piece of software to allow for HD drive support. 2M-Xbios is what I used. Check out here for some info. *NOTE* You won't be able to boot off of HD disks w/ this option, it also will chew up more memory than option 1. If you machine has a hard drive I recommend you load 2M, copy the game to the HDD then unload it to free up the memory and run the game from the hard drive.