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5.25'' Floppy Drive


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#1 michael massacre

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Posted 23 August 2007 - 02:21 AM

Didnt know where else to put this...

Another dumb question brought to you by moi!

I found a couple 5.25'' external Apple floppy drives on ebay.

Can I use them with ANY system? Or would it have to be an Apple?

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Posted 23 August 2007 - 04:29 AM

I think the interfacing will defeat you on most systems, BUT what were you going to use them for - no-one uses 5.25 inch floppies. I have a couple as keepsakes, but threw out the last drive which might read them in the last century (and I'm a hoarder).

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Posted 02 September 2007 - 06:54 PM

I cannot speak to Mac but I have an IBM 5" parallel drive that XP will recognize. I still keep a 5" internal B:\ drive in my server. No reason other than just to have it.
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Posted 02 September 2007 - 07:47 PM

never know when you'll need one I keep one on my desk, the cable is upstairs in a computer in case i need it (im bad for storing spare cables in cases). If you mess around enough with pc's you might need one.

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