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Floppy PCI Card Needed?

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July 20, 2009 11:55:09 PM

I have the ASUS p6T SE mb. There is no floppy drive controller. Is a PCE card with a floppy drive controller available that will work with Vista? I did not pay that much attention when I ordered a

SABRENT CRW-FLP2 All-in-one USB 2.0 Floppy Drive and 68in1 Internal Memory Card Reader & Writer - SDHC/VISTA - Retail


I would like to have the floppy drive hooked up.

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July 22, 2009 11:24:53 AM

I have not seen a PCI Floppy controller in a long time

Since all USB floppy/Card readers I have seen work the same way, i doubt this is different. You connect the card reader to USB and the floppy works on the normal floppy connection. So this device will NOT work for you.

Consider looking for an actual USB floppy use for laptops. Those should work ok. With some luck the board will know how to boot from it.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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July 22, 2009 11:26:16 AM

I finally stopped build floppy drives into my computers. My first laptop did not have a floppy drive so I bought a USB floppy drive. I figure that I use it maybe 3 times a year.
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November 17, 2011 3:36:05 AM

wuzy said:
The item you linked SABRENT CRW-FLP2 All-in-one USB 2.0 Floppy Drive and 68in1 Internal Memory Card Reader & Writer does have a floppy drive.
It's also possible to set USB floppy drive as bootable during POST via boot orders setting in BIOS.

That's how I get into DOS now to do things like flashing firmware/BIOS if the utility insists on working off a 1.44MB floppy instead of USB.

@wuzy,

Take another look closely at it and you will see that you still need a floppy cable and a floppy power connector to connect the drive to the motherboard. The USB doesn't make the floppy work! It only works the card reader.
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