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By noorazman ·
Can anyone explain to me why the floppy drive cable being teared (twist?) at the drive end ??
Is that a mark for A: drive ?

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by dmiles In reply to Floppy disk drive cale

Yes when the A and B drive was available it was designated that the A:drive was the first drive near the twist,so that is why the cable is split with the twist to ID first drive

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by noorazman In reply to Floppy disk drive cale

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by TheChas In reply to Floppy disk drive cale

The early floppy drives used hardware jumpers or switches to select which drive was drive A: and drive B:

As the PC evolved, the manufactures removed the switches, and added the twist to the cable to create a "cable select" system for floppy drives.

In a dual floppy system, the first connector from the motherboard end is the B: drive, then comes the twist, and the A: drive connector.

I actually have a floppy cable that has 6 connectors on it!
Controller (motherboard)
Tape Drive
B: 3.5"
B: 5.25"
A: 3.5"
B: 5.25"

Anyone remember hard sectored 8" floppy disks?

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