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what are you looking for? Here is what I have:
34-pin connector right-angled header connector
Operation Mode Write / Read:
2MB mode / 1.6MB mode / 1MB mode
(90mm / 3.5):
High density (2HD) / High density (2HD) / Normal density (2DD)
Data Transfer Rate:
500KBps / 500KBps / 250KBps
Unformatted Data Capacity:
2MB / 1.6MB / 1MB
300rpm / 360rpm / 300rpm
5.3 track/mm (135tpi)
Track to Track Time:
+5V single (4.5V ~ 5.5V)
Signal Output Driver:
Open Collector TTL
Input signal Pull-up:
1K Ohm 30%
Function Setting at Delivery:
Interface Setting:Pin2: MODE SELECT input (LOW: 1.6MB mode) Pin12: DRIVE SELECT 1 input Pin34: DISK CHANGE Output
Other Function Setting:
1. Automatic density setting for 2DD (1MB) disk or 2HD (1.6MB/2MB) disk
2. LED Turn on Condition: DRIVE SELECT
3. Motor Rotating Condition: MOTOR ON
4. Ready and seek-complete gate (full-mask) for INDEX and READ DATA output pulses
5. Auto-chucking at disk installation
6. Auto-recalibration at power on
7. Frame is electrically shorted to DC 0V
101.6 W X 25.4 H X 145 D mm excluding front bezel
Vertical/horizontal with spindle motor down
UL, CSA, TUV
First off, floppy disks came in different sizes and 'flavours'
8", 5.25" and 3.5" - the latter two being the most commonly used on Dos/ Windows machines.
Within these form factors were several different standards; single / double sided, normal and high density format and ranged in capacity from 360kb t0 1.4Mb apiece.
The important thing to remember is not to attempt a write operation, as this may corrupt the data already on the disk.
The 'good news' is that the dat a connection is much the same, although the connectors varied - 5.25" had an edge connector and 3.5 was a pin (the wire assignments were the same)
Drive mechanisms can be bought on 'fleabay' for a few quid.
The fun will start when you try to read the data - plain text will be easiest.
Applications used different formats ie Lotus, excel, propriety formats were used by specific apps.
Stating the obvious; What you seek is not impossible, just very difficult - ideally you'd want a machine with the same hardware config and a compatible software - if the files are password protected you are pretty much on your own.
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!
Can you read any existing LS-120 diskettes?
If not, then your device is malfunctioning.
Take a look at the "back" of your SuperDisk diskette.
Look at "bottom-left" for a "slider" tab inside a rectangular hole.
Move the slider _away_ from the bottom-left corner, towards the "top" of the diskette, to disable the "write-protect" hardware feature.
These old electronics tend to be tempermental, just like my old 1988 Nintendo....when the problem persisted, I held the disk slot open and went Nintendo-style on it (blow the dust out of the disk slot). That cleaned off the disk reader. I put the disk in, and it started reading the disk instantly.