Vin001
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Installing a 5 1/4 Floppy Drive

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Will a XPS T700R support a old 5 1/4 floppy drive

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datapod
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Is diskette controller enabled in BIOS?

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RE: Installing a 5 1/4 Floppy Drive

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Hi Vin001,

Yes, there should be a floppy controller on the motherboard that you can plug a floppy drive cable into. Look for a floppy drive ribbon cable with connectors for both 3.5" and 5.25". I believe the drive itself should fit the 5.25" CD drive bay.

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Vin001
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I have a ribbon cable that supports 3.5 and 5.25, the connector for the mother board is for 34 pins and the mother board port says 33 will that work?   

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Vin001
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The 5.25 drive is not being recognized, I ran new hardware, not showing up, I even disconnected the 3.5 and still not being recognized.

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Is diskette controller enabled in BIOS?

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I think you'll find that support for 1.2 M (5.25") floppy drives was dropped by Intel before the 700R systems were release -- you may have to go back to systems that were current around 1992-1993 to find one that supports a 5.25" drive.

AMD's old Super Socket 7 CPU boards dropped the support later than Intel did, so if you can find one that still functions, it may be another option.

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Vin001
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RE: Installing a 5 1/4 Floppy Drive

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Actually the Bios in a XPST700R does support a 5.25 drive.

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Thanks anyway!

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