Portable USB 3.5" 1.44MB Floppy Diskette Drive (External USB-FDD)

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Portable USB 3.5" 1.44MB Floppy Diskette Drive (External USB-FDD)
This SKU 23557 is available in US direct. US: 901023557
- Supports 3.5" 720KB/1.44MB floppy disk
- Self powered by USB cable
- Compliant with USB full-speed (12Mbps) spec
- Portable ultra slim design
- Bootable on most PCs/Laptops
- Plug & Play and hot pluggable, no drivers required for Windows ME/2000/XP/Server 2003/Vista/Server 2008 (needs driver under Windows 98/SE)
- Package list: external USB-FDD with cable, driver CD, English user's manual
Dimensions: 5.51 in x 4.33 in x 0.79 in
Weight: 12.13 oz

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Average Customer Review (15 customer reviews) 5

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  • Great drive

    posted by TheWrecker on 01:52:09 G6T 12/06/2014 certificated customer

    Involvement Level: Expert (understands the inner workings)

    Pros: Reads 3.5"diskettes (even old ones from the 90's) Great if you need a diskette drive, but you can't connect a FDD because your motherboard does not have a FDD controller. USB powered Windows 8.1 did not need drivers Also detected on my NAS Slim design(can easily be tucked away somewhere)

    Cons: Diskettes can't contain much data, this technology is kinda obsolete Might not read everything (not sure error correction is as good) Provided cable might be a little short Not very cheap compared to a thumb drive

    Other: Absolutely satisfied. The short cable is even a plus for me!

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  • Perfect! Faster than old drives. Works also on Android!

    posted by wrobaman on 16:21:31 G2T 13/02/2013 certificated customer

    Involvement Level: Expert (understands the inner workings)

    Pros: It is PERFECT. Much faster than old drives, it doesn't require any drivers for XP, it is automatically detected and enabled. I also tried it on my Android tablet, and it works also perfectly! :-)

    Cons: None found so far.

    Other: A MUST HAVE if you still keep some 2.5" floppy disks. You really don't know when you will need them. Excellent for nostalgics, its noise brings me nice memories.

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  • Nice floppy drive

    posted by Chitarrista on 13:42:05 G1T 28/01/2013 certificated customer

    Involvement Level: Expert (understands the inner workings)

    Pros: It just works. I've plugged it to my Linuxbox and it just worked. No driver needed. Maybe Windows will need to install something from the miniDisc contained in the package, but I just plugged it, put a floppy inside and I was watching its contents

    Cons: Maybe it's a bit noisy

    Other: You have plenty of floppy disks but no floppy drive and you want to know what do you have around? Then just buy this external floppy drive and you'll be just fine

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  • It just works!

    posted by Toikka on 16:53:10 G1T 12/01/2013 certificated customer

    Involvement Level: Expert (understands the inner workings)

    Pros: - Slim and nice design - Reads all floppy disks without a hitch - Powered by just USB

    Cons: - The cable is a bit short

    Other: Great floppy disk drive which functions perfectly. Only minus is the cable - it's a tad on the short side, otherwise the device is fine.

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  • Great!

    posted by nikolz888 on 08:11:49 G12T 25/12/2012 certificated customer

    Involvement Level: Expert (understands the inner workings)

    Pros: Cheap, good quality, didn't ask for drivers. Using on Windows 7, quiet. I believe for this money this is best product you can offer on the market. Now days these are pretty expensive stuff.

    Cons: No.

    Other: Great buy. Cheap, good quality, didn't ask for drivers. Using on Windows 7, quiet. I believe for this money this is best product you can offer on the market. Now days these are pretty expensive stuff.

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  • It just works

    posted by cfenollosa on 04:25:40 G11T 30/11/2012 certificated customer

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    Pros: It is a good floppy drive, easy to use, plug in and just works. I tested it with a Macbook air and it works good. It reads all diskettes. Very useful to retrieve old documents from old diskettes, as new computers do not include a floppy disk drive anymore.

    Cons: Sometimes you have to unplug and plug it again because the diskettes don't spin correctly. The build quality is not super.

    Other: Buy it if you need a floppy disk drive, there aren't much alternatives and this works OK

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  • USB Floppy Disk

    posted by Namors on 02:57:42 G11T 22/11/2011 certificated customer

    Involvement Level: Expert (understands the inner workings)

    Pros: I bought this unit because I had an old floppy disk that had required data on it, The disk also had some bad sectors on it. The unit read the disk with a disk fixer without a problem. The unit also didn't require the driver, just plug in and away you go.
    Also being external less dust will be sucked into it, when not running.
    This unit is small enough to keep in a laptop bag if required.

    Cons: Apart from being old technology I can't really see any.

    Other: Get it if you need one.

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  • It's a floppy drive

    posted by paultech on 00:08:46 G10T 26/10/2011 certificated customer

    Involvement Level: Expert (understands the inner workings)

    Pros: As Floppy connection disappear from motherboards it is getting harder to just say to people, Just stick an old floppy drive in. This unit brings that floppy ability back to a PC once again, I have mine packed in my netbook case, and if there is an old floppy that needs to be copied to DVD I'm ready.

    Cons: As others have mentioned the cable is a bit short, but this can also be a positive as there is less cable to put away when you're finished.

    Other: Now is the time to buy this old tech, when you have to deal with a floppy in 5 years time(possible), these will very expensive and rare.

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  • Works great

    posted by EinoT on 04:19:51 G9T 17/09/2011 certificated customer

    Involvement Level: Expert (understands the inner workings)

    Pros: Very easy to use just plug and play. Works with Mac OSX Snow Leopard and Lion at least. Also got it to work with Ubuntu Linux 11.04 running on Parallels Desktop 6 but it is a bit tricky. Just randomly plugged, unplugged a few times on a different usb ports and it may work on the virtual machine. This also works on a BIOS level. So if you need to use this to boot a PC machine with a diskette it works (at least with a few year old machines)

    Cons: If you need to reconnect the drive it will most likely need to be connected on a different USB port.

    Other: Works great. I use this on OS development.

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  • Floppy time

    posted by Anddog on 09:49:54 G9T 08/09/2011 certificated customer

    Involvement Level: Expert (understands the inner workings)

    Pros: - Does work in Windows7 without the cd drivers - Plug it in and it works (extra station) - Reads all the disks I fed - No external power supply - NEC controller is used

    Cons: - The green LED is not bright enough - Led is not blinking when there are data operations (read/write) - The USB plug isn't fastened firmly in place (had this with aal usb ports) - My device was dirty and had some scratches - Doesn't work with my Linux system (Xubuntu), it's not plug and play, maybe after some tweaking it does.

    Other: Overall I'm happy with this product and does what it must do.

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