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IBM PC AT drive in modern computer

Discussion in 'PC Hardware' started by David Segall, Sep 12, 2004.

  1. David Segall

    David Segall Guest

    I am trying to copy data from a genuine IBM Personal Computer AT to a
    new computer running Windows XP. Can I plug the PC AT's hard disk
    drive as a second IDE drive on the new computer? If not, what's the
    easiest way of extracting the data from the old computer. There is
    about 12MB of data so I would prefer not to do it via floppy disks.
    David Segall, Sep 12, 2004
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  2. David Segall

    Greg Guest

    The AT ain't IDE!
    It is really only about 10 diskettes, probably faster than trying to cludge up
    a direct cable connection or get a MFM card recognized and configured in a new
    PC ... assuming you have one that matches your drive. I bet a "real" IBM AT
    card won't be recognized but you can try it.
    Greg, Sep 12, 2004
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