Am 15.05.2014 22:28, schrieb T.H.:
> On 15 May 2014 16:22, G.L. wrote:
>> 8" media was slowly being phased out even though some specialty systems needed it.
> I never once saw a PC (IBM or clone) that had an 8" drive. I used them
> on HP systems in the 1980s, and they were used for microcode storage
> on things like 3274s and 4331s, and maybe on some pre-PC
> "microcomputers", but PCs...?
I had a TRS-80 model 2 with opsys CP/M from 1981 to 1987, this machine had one
built-in 8" drive (14.000 Deutsche Mark, IIRC). Later I bought another
(external) 8" drive, so that copies from one diskette to another were easier. In
1987 I replaced it with a PC-AT which had 5,25" diskette drives and a 20 MB hard
disk (ca. 7.000 Deutsche Mark). The PCs never had 8" drives.
BTW: I have two machines - from 1997 and 1999 - running OS/2 Version 3, and I am
using them as development machines for C programs (which are ported to z/OS,
when ready) until today. Compiler and debugger etc. are of excellent quality
(IBM). The machines are equipped with IBM SCSI drives ... no problem so far. I
am using OS/2 daily from 1993 to 2014 ... that is more than 20 years now.
(of course, the machines are able to dual-boot Linux, if necessary)