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OS/2 compatible computer accessories

The parts on this page can be ordered separately from Blonde Guy computers. They are offered to save OS/2 users time getting the right parts for their platform.

The web page for each Blonde Guy computer lists the accessories that will work with that computer.

USB Floppy Drive

This external USB Floppy drive can be used to read and write 720K and 1.44M 3 1/2 inch floppy disks.

The USB floppy can be used to make OS/2 boot floppies, however, USB Floppy disk drives cannot format, read or write floppy disks in the XDF Diskette Format, which was used in floppy-based distributions of OS/2.

USB Floppy Drive

USB Floppy Drive

USB Floppy Drive: $50.00 USD

External WiFi

Using a travel router with a desktop can free you from a wired Ethernet connection. I use the Mango Travel Router to access local WiFi or my phone's hot spot. Mango comes with everything you need to connect to an access point.

Mango Travel Router

Mango Thumbnail

Mango Travel Router: $65.00 USD

In the past, I have also used a TP-Link AC750 Wireless Travel Router, an Asus RP-N12 Wireless N300 Range Extender, and a TP-Link Nano Router. I include a folder of URL links to the admin pages of each of these routers to make it easy to set up the first time.

Instructions and details about external WiFi: Travel Routers

PS/2 Ports

This PS/2 port cable adds the optional PS/2 mouse and keyboard ports to Lenovo desktop and tower computers. Supported computers have a knock-out on the rear panel which matches this cable.

The female connector on the wire from the small PS/2 ports panel only fits one way and is easy to seat on the male pins of the motherboard.

The small PS/2 panel only goes only one way with the blue "keyboard" connector to the right when looking at the entire back panel. There is a little keyboard logo on the main back panel for the blue plug, and an image of a mouse for the green plug.

PS/2 Ports

Lenovo PS/2 Ports cable

PS/2 Ports: $75.00 USD

Parallel Port

This parallel port cable adds the optional parallel port to Lenovo desktop and tower computers. It takes up one external slot.

Parallel Port

Parallel Port

Parallel Port: $50.00 USD

USB 2.0 Card

This PCIe-X1 bus card provides USB 2.0 ports. You can use this card with USBEHCD.SYS to provide support USB devices.

USB 2.0 Card

Yumbopeep USB 2.0 Card

PCIe USB 2.0 Card: $75.00 USD

Icy Dock dual removable SSD

The Icy Dock dual removable SSD allows mounting one or two SSD. The SSD can be ejected and replaced. Only SATA SSD are supported. The computer must be powered down before ejecting the disk or data loss can occur. More information is available about the Icy Dock on this webpage.

Icy Dock web page

Icy Dock dual removable SSD

Icy Dock dual removable SSD<

Icy Dock dual removable SSD: $150.00 USD

Hard drive upgrade

The hard drive can be upgraded to a 2 TB drive. Either a hard disk or an SSD is available to upgrade.

Hard drive upgrade

Brubopeep hard drive upgrade
Storage type

Solid State Hard drive upgrade

The Solid State Drive (SSD) can be upgraded to a 2 TB capacity. This option applies only to computers with NVMe capability.

SSD upgrade

Combopeep SSD upgrade