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  Post #1 (permalink)   03-09-2013, 07:54 PM
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Hello is it true that all of the new motherboards dont come with floppy disk anymore?
 
 
 


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  Post #2 (permalink)   03-09-2013, 08:00 PM
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... yes and no. they don't have floppies installed, but depending on motherboard you can install via scsi, usb, ide, etc. Plenty of ways to get them.
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  Post #3 (permalink)   03-09-2013, 08:14 PM
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I purchased a PC CHIPS A45G with onboard ide channels:

-One ide connector
-Supports PIO and DMA modes
-Supports ide ultra DMA bus mastering with transfer rates of 133/100/66mb/sec

well it has tons of usb ports,vga 1 port and one lan



can this work?

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Any reason why you're wanting to keep the Floppy still around? I don't remember the last time I used one (maybe 10 years ago at this stage). With the cost of USB Drives, I have TONS of these sitting around that hold a heck of a lot more than a floppy ever could.

Any reason why you're wanting to hang on to that technology?
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Mister connor detective yes hon,I have stuff on floppies I forgot to transfer and I need to get a hold out of that stuff you know,is not a romantic thing but what I dont see here is nobody tell me how to ask for the floppy device that has usb connection if there is one,well on the shop.

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Yipes! I just threw out all the floppies I've accumulated over the years because I can't remember the last time I used one. I was thinking I need to throw out all those floppy drives too that are in my parts inventory. I'm assuming you're asking about 3 1/2" floppies which you can buy with a USB external connection.
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I just threw out one of my USB floppy adapters, but it still worked. You should be able to pick one up extremely cheap.
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yes i have a USB floppy drive and even wait for it A USB 250MB ZIP drive. never used then for years. still have somewhere a copy of Norton Anti Virus on floppy disc, i think 9 discs
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Tons of USB floppy drives out there, and you can probably grab ide and other connections from goodwill even.
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Why do you need a floppy drive anyway. 1.4MB of storage, yahoo!

But no really, if you need one you can buy an external floppy drive or one that mounts into a 3.5" drive bay.
 
 
 


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I still use one on my Yamaha PSR 350 keyboard for MIDI files. I have converted over to USB for the midi connections on it, but I am too lazy to tear the keyboard apart and hardwire in a USB so I can get rid of the floppy drive.
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So what I should buy is a floppy USB adapter? or a USB Floppy drive?

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The last time I had to use a 3.5" floppy drive was when I had to force a BIOS update on to a server. It was one of the most nerve racking hours of my life trying to make sure I didn't effectively brick the server.

Granted it was an older server, 7-10 years old if I remember.
 
 
 


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I would get a USB floppy drive - there cheap and you can use it on any machine, MAC / Win 7 etc.

I just saw this at Newegg for like $18 bucks... -

BYTECC Black 1.44/1.25 MB 3.5" External USB Floppy Drive Model BT-144
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Thanks for the hardware model
 
 
 
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