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Online Alex EisenhutTopic starter

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2.4M floppy
« on: August 14, 2023, 05:39:07 am »
ED on 5.25" disks? Why not! I didn't know about this
https://www.ebay.ca/itm/334196427836
I'm not coughing up ~400$ CDN for a showpiece, but it was tempting. But no media for it.
Oh well.
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Offline gslick

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Re: 2.4M floppy
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2023, 08:43:30 pm »
Those 2.4M floppy drives are used in IBM 3174 Establishment Controllers to load the system microcode. I don't know if there were any other devices that used those 2.4M floppy drives.

Here's a teardown video of an IBM 3174-61R
 
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Re: 2.4M floppy
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2023, 09:10:07 pm »
Oh my. Chunky. Want.
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