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IBM 5162  -  Floppy Drive Support


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Cable and Termination

• Use the cable shown at here.

• For 5.25" drives, terminate as appropriate, per the diagram at here.



5.25" 360K floppy drives

DOS:  DOS 2.0 or later  (2.0 introduced DOS support for 360K floppies).
BIOS:  The IBM BIOS on the IBM 5162 motherboard has full support for 360K drives/floppies.
Hardware:  The floppy controller that IBM supplied in the IBM 5162 supports 360K drives.



5.25" 1.2M floppy drives

DOS:  DOS 3.0 or later  (3.0 introduced DOS support for 1.2M floppies).
BIOS:  The IBM BIOS on the IBM 5162 motherboard has full support for 1.2M drives/floppies.
Hardware:  The floppy controller that IBM supplied in the IBM 5162 supports 1.2M drives.



3.5" 720K diskette drives

DOS:  DOS 3.2 or later  (3.2 introduced DOS support for 720K diskettes).
BIOS:  The IBM BIOS on the IBM 5162 motherboard has full support for 720K drives/diskettes.
Hardware:  The floppy controller that IBM supplied in the IBM 5162 supports 720K drives.



3.5" 1.44M diskette drives

DOS:  DOS 3.3 or later  (3.3 introduced DOS support for 1.44M diskettes).
BIOS:  The IBM BIOS on the IBM 5162 motherboard has full support for 1.44M drives/diskettes.
Hardware:  The floppy controller that IBM supplied in the IBM 5162 supports 1.44M drives.