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Is there some adaptor to adapt a floppy drive with an IDE style connector to either type of USB connection? Be it a regular USB 2.0 or an internal type USB connection on a motherboard (preferable)? I currently have an external type floppy drive with USB, they don't mount so well in comp case.

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Not that I have ever heard of. You could get a Floppy drive bracket and remove the floppy from the case and install it that way. It's just a regular Floppy connected to an adapter inside that case that turns it into a Portable. Like the stand alone backup drives everyone buys today. You remove the hard drive from the casing and it mounts like any other drive.

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