First post, by Nprod
So i've had the idea of installing a 3.5'' and 5.25'' floppy drive on my modern machine to make writing and backing up old floppies easier, but i'm having a hard time finding any PCI-e or USB boards that are capable of such a thing. Yeah there's Kryoflux but that's really for archival purposes and overly expensive. I've also seen boards like the FC5025 but those are read-only.
I've also had the idea of using the serial or parallel port with an external drive - new motherboards still have headers for those, and it has worked for hooking up a Commodore 1541 drive using a special cable. Perhaps it's more difficult to do with IBM type drives since the 1541 has the controller built into the unit? Has anyone had any success with this?