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Floppy drive i have put a floppy drive from a old machine and it wont work in the new machine can you help please

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Re: floppy drive

I would suggest using an external floppy drive cost around $11bucks

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Re: floppy drive

Hello fergus this is nichu
nowadays floppy &flopy drives are getting outdated hence first find out whether if your system is detecting the floppy drive or not,if not then you have to go to a hardware engineer to solve this problem ,it is so simple and it wont take much time .since floppies are getting outdated you will get those drives installed at a cheaper price

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The only way is to put it in an enclosure that connects via USB.

If the floppies are older than a couple of years old, the disks will be corrupted and blank, UNLESS they are OEM programs like Windows 3.1 or something crazy. Floppies written on a machine became corrupted and that was whey everyone went to flash drives, plus that can take Gigabytes of info as opposed to 1.44 Megabytes.

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Can I use a Bytecc BT-144 usb external floppy disk drive with an iMac running OS 10.10.1?

I'm not a Mac tech, but I wouldn't see why not. Floppy drives are kinda old school now. You may need a driver for the floppy. Check online and see what you can find. Download and install it.

Or you may have to plug the floppy in, then reboot, to get the Mac to recognize it, especially with a USB port. Some old Windozz machines were like that...maybe your Mac too????

Mac OS is very close to Linux/Unix systems, which have awful support for floppy drives. That's another possibility.

If your windows machine can't read the disk, makes me think the floppy drive is bad or you have corrupted files on the disk. Try a couple known good floppy disks on the Windoz box and see what happens. Or another removable floppy drive. They cost $5 to $10 now.

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IE DATA 702 fdd


I beleave it uses a HD/DD type of disk

Floppy Disk Type
SS/SD or 1S/1D
Single Sided, Single Density
100 K
First generation. Capacity varies
SS/DD or 1S/2D
5-1/4 inch Single Sided, Double Density
180 K

DD/DD or 2D/2D
5-1/4 inch Double Sided, Double Density
360 K
Most common type in the early 1980's
DD/HD or 2D/HD
5-1/4 inch Double Sided, High Density
1.2 Mb

3.5 inch Micro Floppy, Double Density
720 K
Hard plastic case
3.5 inch Micro Floppy, High Density
1.44 Mb or
2.88 Mb

Hard plastic case

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Read/write low density disks

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Hi, i have installed thousands of Internal Floppy drives and there aint no conflicts between win/95/98/me and xp. all discs should be compatible, unless you took it from a apple machine for example. did it work when you put in a new floppy drive? all the best John

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