5330RE: [midatlanticretro] Re: Cool -- IBM 5100
- Apr 17, 2007Thanks for all the resources, Herb. Good stuff.
From: Herb Johnson [mailto:hjohnson@...]
Sent: Tuesday, April 17, 2007 12:25 PM
Subject: [midatlanticretro] Re: Cool -- IBM 5100
--- "Evan Koblentz" <evan@...> wrote:
> Went to my accountant tonight to get my taxes done. On the way out, I
> stopped dead in my tracks: almost buried under a big pile of books
> IBM 5100 and its 8-inch disk system! I told him, "How would YOUlike a tax
> donation!?" LOL, so the negotiations are just beginning.Since I know of a 5100 with tape drive, I was a little confused to hear this
one had 8-inch floppy drives, as the one I know does not and I thought they
were not supported. Turns our there are strikingly different models in this
series, of 5100, 5110, 5120. Here's some Web
My good friend and colleague Dave Dunfield has a 5100:
The Digibarn has:
This may help Evan identify what system he's looking at. It will be
interesting to know the format and scheme for the floppy drives, if Evan
wants to recover any programs or data, duplicate disks, etc. I happen to
have a clue about floppy disk issues of the era. So I'd be curious to know
what the disks are and their format.
None of these systems are the "IBM PC" of 1981 of course. The earliest in
this series goes back to 1975. It's an interesting bit of IBM history.
Herbert R. Johnson, New Jersey USA
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