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USB 1 or 2 for external floppy drive


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#1 MaryBet82

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Posted 28 June 2011 - 04:36 PM

I know internal floppies are slow. I don't know enough to know if that is due to the read/write mechanics or the traditional floppy cable/mb mechanics. I need to get an external floppy drive. Is there any point to trying for a usb 2 vs a usb 1?

Any reccs on whether to go for a cheapie [$6-$25] or a brand name [$50-$150]? I'm thinking even if I have to buy 2 cheapies 'cause one breaks I'd probably be better off than buying a brand name. I checked out TEAC's floppy, but no mention of warranty - which would be the main reason to pay the big bucks.
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Posted 30 June 2011 - 08:43 AM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16821103402&cm_re=floppy_drive_external-_-21-103-402-_-Product

Dont worry to much about usb1.0 or 2.0

It transfers the same. The disk can only write so fast.
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Posted 30 June 2011 - 07:34 PM

Thanks s1lents0ul
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Posted 01 July 2011 - 06:26 AM

no problem :)
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