From: Barry Marks (barry_at_fbtc.net)
Date: Thu Apr 01 1999 - 13:52:38 EST
My 365XD has an internal CD and external floppy.
I think they made a lot of combinations.
Personally I'd prefer the floppy to be internal
but it doesn't really matter much.
From: Cottrell, Eric <ecottrell_at_Doble.com>
To: Steven Augart <swa_at_ISI.EDU>;
'Shahram Javey' <javey_at_yahoo.com>
Cc: Nancy Peponis <peponis_at_mediaone.net>
Date: Thursday, April 01, 1999 10:07 AM
Subject: RE: Thinkpad: Introducing myself, and a
question on TP 770
>The problem I have is the Laptop is used as a car
navigation system. Other
>copying street atlas or mapngo to my HD, I need
the CD. It is also nice if
>you want to
>restore the HD after an upgrade or a crash.
>On some of the Thinkpads like the 365 series you
really need to get one with
>CD-ROM if you need it. You can use an external
one but it is just one more
>to carry. I can do with out a floppy drive more
than the CD-ROM so an
>Floppy is not a bad situation. It looks like the
higher series ones with a
>are a better situation as the CD-ROM can be added
>On an old NCR I had I used an external CD and it
hooked into a Adaptec 1460
>SCSI PCMCIA card. If I was going to get a
portable CD package I would try
>to get a SCSI based one that the SCSI card could
be used for other devices.
>It is nice being able to use my 8MM tape drive to
backup the laptop. I like
>and stay away from printer port stuff as you
usually have to nake sure it is
>setup properly as a ECP or EPP port and then it
is still slow. I do find it
>to have a CD-ROM drive that is built-in.
>73 Eric ecottrell_at_doble.com
> From: Shahram Javey [SMTP:javey_at_yahoo.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, March 31, 1999 11:50 PM
> To: Steven Augart; thinkpad_at_cs.utk.edu
> Cc: Nancy Peponis
> Subject: Re: Thinkpad: Introducing myself, and
a question on TP 770
> If you're on a network, then you wont miss the
CD one bit. If you're
> not, then you should buy a network card for your
TP and access your
> desktop CD.
> Win98 and NT can both be installed via the
> Have fun...sj
> --- Steven Augart <swa_at_ISI.EDU> wrote:
> > The automatic "welcome to the list" message I
> > suggested that I introduce myself and my
> > I'm Steve Augart. I use a 266 Mhz Thinkpad
> > 2645-51U), 160M RAM, 3.9G hard disk.
> > The Thinkpad belongs to my research grant at
> > It's a lot of fun, and I thoroughly enjoy it.
> > it at home via a Netwave PCMCIA wireless card,
> > the Netwave/Xircom base station connected to
> > desktop PC. (The desktop pc is on a cable
> > connection)
> > For personal use, including my wife's
> > consulting business, I was thinking of buying
> > the closeout Thinkpad 770s (only $1200!).
> > the model I'm thinking of, (Part No: 954830U;
> > MMX, 233 MHz, 32 MB RAM, 4.0 GB HD, 13.3
> > Matrix Display) does not have a CD-ROM drive.
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