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Anonymous
May 3, 2004 11:28:53 AM

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Hi,

Do modern PC's have to have 3 1/2" floppy drive in them? I would like to
replace mine
with a LS-120 Drive from my old computer. (I could'nt add the LS-120 to the
set-up
as I'm out of power conectors from the PSU!)

Thanks.

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Anonymous
May 3, 2004 11:28:54 AM

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Paul Maskell wrote:
> Do modern PC's have to have 3 1/2" floppy drive in them? I would like
> to replace mine
> with a LS-120 Drive from my old computer. (I could'nt add the LS-120
> to the set-up
> as I'm out of power conectors from the PSU!)

Do they HAVE to have any external drives in them? No.
Do some people have a requirement for one drive or another? Yes.

It's a question you have to ask yourself if it is your computer or one you
are pseccing for someone.. Do they need "this drive" or "that drive"?

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Anonymous
May 3, 2004 11:28:54 AM

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You can usually add a Y power tap to add a drive. Many
modern PCs have floppy drives but not all do as standard
equipment. Often it is an extra cost item since flash
memory and other newer technologies are more capable and the
prices have come down. Still a standard 3-1/2 inch floppy
can be handy when you want to transfer a small file to a
friend who has no other method available.
See
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;309623
see Windows XP Support Center
Visit the Windows XP Support Center for links to common
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"Paul Maskell" <paul@maskell17.plus.com> wrote in message
news:2Ellc.36817$h44.5556306@stones.force9.net...
| Hi,
|
| Do modern PC's have to have 3 1/2" floppy drive in them? I
would like to
| replace mine
| with a LS-120 Drive from my old computer. (I could'nt add
the LS-120 to the
| set-up
| as I'm out of power conectors from the PSU!)
|
| Thanks.
|
|


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May 3, 2004 2:29:38 PM

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You can purchase additional power supply connectors from any computer store.
They simply plug into one of your existing power supply connectors, and the
other end contains several additional connectors. Cost is only a couple of
dollars.

"Paul Maskell" <paul@maskell17.plus.com> wrote in message
news:2Ellc.36817$h44.5556306@stones.force9.net...
> Hi,
>
> Do modern PC's have to have 3 1/2" floppy drive in them? I would like to
> replace mine
> with a LS-120 Drive from my old computer. (I could'nt add the LS-120 to
the
> set-up
> as I'm out of power conectors from the PSU!)
>
> Thanks.
>
>
Anonymous
May 3, 2004 2:56:52 PM

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"Paul Maskell" <paul@maskell17.plus.com> wrote...
> Do modern PC's have to have 3 1/2" floppy drive in them? I would like to
> replace mine
> with a LS-120 Drive from my old computer. (I could'nt add the LS-120 to
the
> set-up
> as I'm out of power conectors from the PSU!)

You can get a Y connector for the PSU (molex) cable for $2.00.

Many new computers are being sold without floppy drives. However, many of
those customers wind up buying a USB floppy for the [few] times they need
one...

Most LS-120 drives read/write 1.44 MB floppies as well as the LS-120.
However, depending on the individual computer BIOS and LS-120 driver, it may
or may not be available as a boot device (which shouldn't make any
difference if you have the XP CD for emergency booting).
May 4, 2004 10:31:01 PM

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"Paul Maskell" <paul@maskell17.plus.com> wrote in message
news:2Ellc.36817$h44.5556306@stones.force9.net...
> Hi,
>
> Do modern PC's have to have 3 1/2" floppy drive in them? I would
like to
> replace mine
> with a LS-120 Drive from my old computer. (I could'nt add the LS-120
to the
> set-up
> as I'm out of power conectors from the PSU!)
>
> Thanks.

Just use an appropriate y connecter available from any
PC store or even RadioShack. Tell the tech what you wish
to do, they will help.
!