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New Slim 3.5" Inch USB 1.44MB Portable External Floppy Drive Disk for PC Laptop

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Description:


Now that many computers do not come with floppy disk drives, this affordable device is perfect solution for accessing information you have on floppy disks. This external disk drive simply connects to your USB port and your computer is ready to access the information. It reads/writes 3.5" floppy disks with 1.44mb capacity.


This super-slim, lightweight and attractive USB Diskette Drive takes its power requirements from the USB port. No external power adapter required makes this diskette drive fully mobile.


Features:


External Diskette Drive with USB interface.

Super slim and lightweight, easy to carry, ideal for Desktops and Laptops.

Read/Write 1.44 MB floppy disk.

USB 1.1/2.0 compatible.

Plug & Play with Windows ME/2000/XP/Vista/Win 7.

High quality hard plastic enclosure, durable and very nice looking.

Powered directly from the USB port, no external power required.

Give new life to your old floppies, also can be used for Windows? installation!


Specifications:


3.5 inch 720KB / 1.44MB FDD.

Available USB bus supply current: 500 mA or less.

Date capacity: 720KB / 1.44MB (Formatted).

USB Data Transfer Rate: Full speed / 12 Mbps.

Data Transfer Rate: 250 Kbits (720KB) / 500 Kbits (1.44MB).

Number of Cylinders: 80.

Rotation speed: 300 rpm, 360 rpm recording method: MFM.

Media: High Density (2 HD) or Normal Density (2 DD).

Acerage Latency Time: 100 MSEC (1.44MB mode) 83.3 MSEC (720KB mode).

Operating systems supported: Windows 98/SE/2000/ME/XP/VISTA/Windows 7.

Cable Length: about 40cm.

Size: 11.7(L) x 10.6(W) x 1.9(H)cm.

Weight: 350g.


What is included:


External USB Floppy Disk Drive x 1


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  • Everett L.
  • 2/27/2014 3:56:11 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Hey, if your going to have floppy disk you need something to run them in....this USB external drive performs perfectly.

Cons: None

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  • Ronald W.
  • 10/21/2013 6:41:15 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks Great

Pros: Worked great! Used to get pics off old 3.5 disks
Great price! Super fast shipping

Cons: None

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  • Anonymous
  • 5/13/2013 6:56:43 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsExternal Floppy Drive 9SIA1PU0FD9579

Pros: Came really fast, is nice and slim, and with some effort I figured out how to use it: I have Windows 8 with 64 and 32 bit. I put my floppy to be viewed into the drive. Then I plugged it into a USB port. I opened File Explorer on my task bar, then up in address bar I clicked on "computer" then “Floppy Disc Drive A.” Then I could see all the documents on the floppy, and could select the one to work with. To remove the floppy drive safely, go to icon at bottom of task bar called "Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media and open it. Click on MITSUMI and then you can safely eject the external floppy drive.

Cons: It took a bit of time to figure out how to find the external floppy drive on my computer. I even re-booted once to make sure I could find it. Somebody on this comments thread had mentioned they could only read their floppy if they had first inserted it into the drive and THEN plugged it into a USB port. So that's what I did too.

Other Thoughts: I still have a lot of documents on old floppy discs and this way I can still get to them. i realize i need to put all of it onto flash drives, but until I do that, this is a great and cheap functioning solution!

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  • Joseph D.
  • 3/5/2013 6:04:31 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExternal Floppy Drive

Pros: Reads floppy disks and also writes. Does everything an in case ide floppy would do without any problem.

Cons: None!

Other Thoughts: This product is any easy alternative to and ide in case floppy drive.

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  • Mark P.
  • 2/21/2013 3:18:57 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs

Pros: None

Cons: It does not work

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  • venislav t.
  • 2/18/2013 10:51:42 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsLove it!

Pros: works great no issues

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: .

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  • Philip C.
  • 2/2/2013 6:32:44 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsVery disappointed

Pros: It will read and write a floppy if you do it just right. See "Cons".

Cons: The only way I am able to make this work is to first insert the floppy in the drive BEFORE you connect the USB cable to your PC. Apparently, the drive only reads the disk directory once when you plug in the cable. This means that you have to disconnect the drive, then change to another floppy, and then reinsert the USB cable--very inconvenient. Refresh (F5) does nothing. Re-opening the drive window from the "Computer" drive list does nothing.

I'm using Win 7 ultimate. The drive comes with no documentation of any kind. There must be a better one on the market. For this low price, it's hardly worth the hassle of returning it. Buyer beware!

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  • Michael S.
  • 1/29/2013 3:32:42 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExt Floppy

Pros: Good value

Cons: none

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