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Unused ED Disks

Postby RWAP » Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:37 am

For those lucky enough to have an ED disk drive, I see that Neil Beadle has found some unused IBM branded ED disks (still sealed).

He is offering them at £2.50 each plus postage from the Netherlands which isn't bad, considering how hard these are to find:

https://www.sellmyretro.com/offer/detai ... isks-30372


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Re: Unused ED Disks

Postby Artificer » Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:01 am

Used to have 2 ancient ED Drives but one smelt of burning and leaked smoke while testing it in the Aurora I was building. Now while the remaining drive is installed in the Aurora case I don't use the ED disks I have as when the second one goes anything on an ED disk will be lost unless someone can source replacements - RWAP?

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Re: Unused ED Disks

Postby RWAP » Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:44 am

Artificer wrote:Used to have 2 ancient ED Drives but one smelt of burning and leaked smoke while testing it in the Aurora I was building. Now while the remaining drive is installed in the Aurora case I don't use the ED disks I have as when the second one goes anything on an ED disk will be lost unless someone can source replacements - RWAP?

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You can't find ED disk drives out in the wild any longer. However, I have a set of external cased ones (Miracle systems) and 4 x bare ED disk drives (white/cream fascia).

The bare ED disk drives are worth £75 each plus postage. It might just be the power cable or PSU which burnt rather than the drive itself on your machine however!


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Re: Unused ED Disks

Postby vanpeebles » Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:04 pm

I don't suppose you know of any 5.25" 1.2mb floppy discs about? :)


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Re: Unused ED Disks

Postby tofro » Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:09 pm

You can rip ED drives from used IBM PS/2 models that had them pretty much to the end of their lifetime.

Such computers can be found on eBay or, if you're lucky, the dumpster (where I have my drives from)

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Re: Unused ED Disks

Postby Dave » Tue Jan 23, 2018 3:25 pm

vanpeebles wrote:I don't suppose you know of any 5.25" 1.2mb floppy discs about? :)


I have a bunch of unopened packs of Verbatim Datalife 5 1/4" DS/HD floppy disks, 10 packs, unopened. Also a couple of kodak packs. It seems the lowest going rate for them is $13, which is about £9?

Stateside, the ED drives from PS/2s seem to sell for around $60-70, or £45 or so.


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Re: Unused ED Disks

Postby vanpeebles » Tue Jan 23, 2018 5:48 pm

Can I take two boxes of each? 1.2mb?



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