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Nexxtech usb external floppy drive

I have several "low-density" floppy disks from my old Mac Classic containing text data I'm needing to transfer to my new macbook.   (1)  Will your external floppy drive be able to read "low-density" floppy disks? (2)  Will I be able to transfer these to my mac?

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  • geyer64 Nov 10, 2008

    I tried this with a USB external drive that I plugged into a MacBook Pro.  The drive simply wasn't recognized.

  • k66g Jan 30, 2009

    I have the same problem as leeglenn.  Where can I buy a low-density external disk drive?  If I find one, will the files on my 
     3 1/2" floppies open?  The jump is from Word 3.02 to Word 12.0.  I hope someone can help.  Please email Ken at k66g@yahoo.com.

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The simple answer to your question is yes. The trick is getting the external floppy drive.

If you have one you should be able to connect it to you mac and simply drag the files on to your desktop. Depending what the files are you should then be able to still read them and save them on the mac in a new format.

It really depends on what format the files are and what app they where created in.

Floppy disks! I have not come across them for years! The process is quite slow!

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