Some floppies load photos into MAC ok - some don't.
I have an old MAC (borrowed) OS9.2 and recently got the TEAC external USB Floppy Drive. When I load a floppy, an icon appears on the desktop that holds the photos from the floppy. I then copy those, edit and I'm in business. Sometimes, I insert a floppy (2HD IBM 1.44MB) and nothing loads to the MAC. No icon... just beeps that stop after awhile and then nothing. I have the same floppies - they are Imation brand. I insert them into my digital camera, reformat them, take pictures and do the cycle again.
Is this a drive problem or a floppy problem? Have search the net, and can't seem to find the answer I need. Thanks.
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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.
I too am having a problem with the Sabrent floppy drive.
I'm running a windows 7, 64bit system, everything installed ok,
but I kept getting a "install disk" message every time I tried to
access the drive. (I did have a disk installed.)
The issue could be either the floppy drive or the disk. If you have another computer with a floppy drive or know someone that does try using the disk on their drive. If the drive cannot read the disk then the disk is bad. If it ok the external floppy drive could be bad. Keep me posted.