3 1/2" Floppy Drive

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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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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

    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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    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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    and more.

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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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  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

    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.
    >
    >
  4. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

    "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).
  5. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

    "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.
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