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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.
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
Could be a couple of things:
-Your drive may only be a 720K drive. They will format 1.44 MB disks but only with a 720K format. The test is inserting a HD disk and try formatting it as HD.
-The disk could be mislabeled, HD disks have two holes on end opposite the slide, one to write protect the disk and the other to signal to 720/1.44 capable drives this is a HD disk.
-The HD disk could be formatted as a 720K disk even though it is an HD disk, reformat as HD.
-The new, used drive could be damaged.
-The drive could be configured as a 720K by the computers BIOS. You?ll have to enter the BIOS setup find the config for the A drive and set to 1.44MB.
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