Randall A Sindlinger on 8 Dec 2010 14:42:45 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] External drive casing for EIDE HD

On Wed, Dec 08, 2010 at 04:01:27PM -0500, Mike Leone wrote:
> Yeah, we used to buy that adapter for the Optiplex 755s, 3-4 years ago.
> They used to charge you $10 for it, too, from what I remember ... It was
> just cheaper and easier to use USB keyboards and mice; hardly anything
> else (consumer grade) would use a PS/2 port, anyway ...

Where I found it really handy (since we had some laying around) was with
an older KVM switcher - Doing a PS/2 to USB only kinda worked (the optical
mouse light blinked, which I found to indicate that it wasn't communicating
when the light was off).  Using "real" PS/2 got rid of the problem.

It might also be worth it if you need "real" serial, too; there was a 
discussion on here a few months back about how USB was inadequate for some
applications (involving stepper motors, iirc?).

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