Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 04-20-2019, 07:11 PM   #1
Mini-Skoolie
 
Join Date: Feb 2019
Location: Kansas City
Posts: 32
Floppy disc. A what

Ok I have a minibus Iím currently working on

Sorry no pics today.
What I do have is paperwork from the bus company.Sitll waiting for the title.
In my paperwork I received a 3.5 floppy.

We started laughing when we seen it hit the table.
How do or where do I get this thing opened and put on a flash drive
Any help.
T. I.A
Dr mac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2019, 07:14 PM   #2
Mini-Skoolie
 
Join Date: Feb 2019
Location: Kansas City
Posts: 32
Oh never mind they sell a usb 3.5 disc drive on amazon
Go figure.
Now if Amazon will just deliver my meds and bourbon
Dr mac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2019, 07:31 PM   #3
Bus Geek
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Columbus Ohio
Posts: 11,274
Year: 1991
Coachwork: Carpenter
Chassis: International 3800
Engine: DTA360 / MT643
Rated Cap: 7 Row Handicap
hey I still have ACTIVE gear in the field running on 5 1/4" floppy diskettes and old 40 MEG SCSI hard drives...
cadillackid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2019, 07:45 PM   #4
Bus Nut
 
Drew Bru's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Illinois
Posts: 495
Year: 1996
Coachwork: Amtran
Chassis: International
Engine: DT466
Rated Cap: 65
Quote:
Originally Posted by cadillackid View Post
hey I still have ACTIVE gear in the field running on 5 1/4" floppy diskettes and old 40 MEG SCSI hard drives...

Um....you're the curator of the Museum Of Digital Obsolescence I take it?
__________________
Our Build: https://dazzlingbluebus.wordpress.com/
Drew Bru is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2019, 07:55 PM   #5
Bus Geek
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Columbus Ohio
Posts: 11,274
Year: 1991
Coachwork: Carpenter
Chassis: International 3800
Engine: DTA360 / MT643
Rated Cap: 7 Row Handicap
Hotels just dont update their phone systems very often.. actually we make a boatload of $$$ keeping those old systems running... (then replacing them when they do die)
cadillackid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2019, 08:03 PM   #6
Bus Nut
 
Drew Bru's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Illinois
Posts: 495
Year: 1996
Coachwork: Amtran
Chassis: International
Engine: DT466
Rated Cap: 65
Yeah, I bet! I've heard the US govt. is still using 80s technology to maintain the nuclear arsenal.
__________________
Our Build: https://dazzlingbluebus.wordpress.com/
Drew Bru is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2019, 08:20 PM   #7
Bus Geek
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Columbus Ohio
Posts: 11,274
Year: 1991
Coachwork: Carpenter
Chassis: International 3800
Engine: DTA360 / MT643
Rated Cap: 7 Row Handicap
theres still a lot of office buildings and schools running on Barber coleman Network 8000 HVAC and lighting computers.. I learned how to hack those in the late 80s..



whats scary is that these things are troopers and considered pretty powerfulk hybrid PLC's even in today's world..
cadillackid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2019, 05:49 AM   #8
Mini-Skoolie
 
Join Date: Feb 2019
Location: Kansas City
Posts: 32
Actually they still use floppy.
When they were dealing with last report to Congress I seen s floppy.
Dr mac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2019, 10:55 AM   #9
Bus Geek
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Eastern WA
Posts: 4,205
Year: 2002
Coachwork: Bluebird
Chassis: All American RE (A3RE)
Engine: Cummins ISC (8.3)
Rated Cap: 72
Quote:
Originally Posted by cadillackid View Post
Hotels just dont update their phone systems very often.. actually we make a boatload of $$$ keeping those old systems running... (then replacing them when they do die)
I have been back to properties that I installed Mitel in almost 20 years before and it was still chugging along.
PNW_Steve is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2019, 12:23 PM   #10
Bus Geek
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Columbus Ohio
Posts: 11,274
Year: 1991
Coachwork: Carpenter
Chassis: International 3800
Engine: DTA360 / MT643
Rated Cap: 7 Row Handicap
Quote:
Originally Posted by PNW_Steve View Post
I have been back to properties that I installed Mitel in almost 20 years before and it was still chugging along.



the mitels with 3.5" disks, the trick to them is you duplicate the software and then replace disk #2 every year which is where the hotel PMS writes the room name and resitrction data.. To the same set of tracks.. so it wears out that disk.. if that disk doesnt read during boot up its an E.2 error and no phones..



our hitachis in the field use 5 1/4" disks and 40 MEG hard drives.. supposedly theres a few Hitachi systems in the field still that run on 3 8.5" floppies.. they arent any of our properties..



whats interesting is I replace my fair share of Mitels from the 03/04 era that have failed Flash disks in them..

-Christopher
cadillackid is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:58 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.