|Hmmm - well the IBM Model 30 XT I have only has one slot for a floppy drive (ribbon cable) on the motherboard.|
The power supply has NO extra connectors.
Yes, the ribbon cable on the XT provides power for the floppy - but I guess you missed the point of my query. The floppy drive IS BROKEN NOT FUNCTIONING. So...
I have looked for a replacement to discover, much like with the hard drives of this era - most of the drives are going belly up. So....
I am looking for alternative solutions - like putting a modern-ish floppy drive (IDE) into the system. So....
I am trying to figure out the best way that will work. The main problem I see is there is not where for a NEW type (IDE) floppy drive to get power.
So... I have no idea where you think all this power exist in the system. There isn't any. It's a very plain, vanilla, basic system.
In this system there is only room for 1 floppy drive. Not two. Maybe another version had two. Maybe you're thinking of the IBM Model 5150 which has two 5 1/4 floppies. I dunno. But this one sure as heck doesn't.
Overall ijack, although I appreciate the thoughts - not terribly helpful. You didn't read (or comprehend) what I typed before. Most of what you said, if you read what I wrote before you wouldn't have said. lol And to suggest me simply googling it isn't helpful either. I DID THAT already. If it were that simply it would be done. If you have better luck with googling it, please provide a link. I waded through hundreds of pages and none gave any answer.
Again, appreciate the thought - but not useful.
That's why I came to tech forum so other people may have ideas or gone through something similar.
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