Randall A Sindlinger on 8 Dec 2010 12:53:55 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] External drive casing for EIDE HD

On Wed, Dec 08, 2010 at 03:39:14PM -0500, Mike Leone wrote:
> >>> Not to endorse Dell, but just about every Dell desktop I've still seen has
> >>> a socket on the motherboard for PS/2 and serial. 
> >>
> Heh. Ok, well, my GF's Dell Studio XPS 8000 from last year has no PS/2
> ports, either, that I can remember ...

Ah - then I wasn't clear.  I wasn't saying Dell gives you the ports.
Rather, their motherboards can still _support_ PS/2, _if_ you get the
adapter that plugs into the motherboard socket and has a ribbon cable
over to ports that you would put in place of a blank expansion slot

Googling for "Dell PS/2 Serial adapter" seemed to do the trick.  This 
is one of them.

Dell says "select", which may just mean it varies by form factor, or
maybe that some motherboards actually don't have the socket; that's not
clear, and I certainly haven't ordered one of each product Dell sells :-)

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