how i can recover data from my ibm ps2 model

March 9, 2011 at 10:32:51
Specs: Windows XP
I have only the hard drive of my IBM ps2 model 30 computer.
and i want to recover data from it.
For that i need some adapter between ide interface and that old 30 M bit drive.
Can some one help me?

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#1
March 9, 2011 at 10:44:45
If the PS/2 still fires up , you have another machine with a serial or parallel interface and you're not concerned about transfer speeds:

http://www.laplink.com/cables/detai...

http://www.laplink.com/cables/detai...

You'll also need some software (such as Laplink) to transfer the data.

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#2
March 9, 2011 at 12:39:55
Are you saying it is an rlr or mfm drive?

It that that newer ata will read it but you'd have to set bios to the drive parameters.

As T-R-A suggests you can use either a serial or parallel cable. If you have dos or up to windows 7 they all should have interlnk/intersrv to direct serial connection available.

See if a linux floppy would work like G4U or thom's boot disk.

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#3
March 10, 2011 at 02:14:13
"Are you saying it is an rlr or mfm drive?"

If memory serves, at best it would be a ESDI or SCSI (IDE if very lucky, see below). Model 30's were "late to the party", being released in 1989 but still based on an 80286 @ 10MHz. The disadvantage (of the day) was they had ISA slots; not the "newer/faster" MCA interface. That's one of the reasons I was hoping he still had the machine in a "running" state; it'd be almost impossible to transfer such an "old-interfaced" drive to a newer system. And even if IDE, it's geometry still may not be recognized correctly.

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#4
March 10, 2011 at 13:56:57
I was asking the original poster actually.


i remember working on them. The 30 was an 8080 or 8086 ish time. That was before microchannel and before normal ide I think.

30 m drive even sounds like it was replaced. Might have a ide isa card to support it.

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