First post, by Snayperskaya
Hiya! I've just booted up one of my old machines (233MHz Pentium MMX, Asus TX97-LE, Diamond Stealth 2500, 64MB SDRAM, SB32 AWE, 20GB HDD) after a long time to find out that its HDD has gone poof. 🙁
Although I have some old HDDs (I used a 40GB capped to 32GB from another old PC that I just found out that needs caps replacement), I'm looking for a more modern and reliable storage solution. I intend to use DOS 6.22 + Win 3.11 on it.
1. I've seen some CF -> IDE and SD -> IDE converters on Aliexpress. Is there a trusty model that I should go after? Also, is there any model with a front loading mechanism for ease of use (using my main PC to write to a secondary drive to add stuff, etc) ? How does those old systems handle such hot swapping?
For this, I'd prefer to have stuff that can be ordered at Aliexpress or other chinese sites. Shipping fees from the US/EU to my country are very expensive.
2. IIRC, DOS 6.22 could use only FAT16, so partitions would be limited to 2GB. What should I look for if I want to have bigger OS drive using such devices?
Sorry if this has been already discussed. Feel free to point out relevant topic(s).