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AM3 Motherboard that supports the old 3.5" floppy?

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January 2, 2011 10:57:15 PM

I am hoping to find a AM3 motherboard that I can use my old 3.5 floppy drive - any good boards out there that will do the trick with an AMD Athlon II X4 645 ?

Do manufacturers check the MBs before sending? It seems that there are a lot of DOA boards these days (My last build was 4 years ago).

Suggestions? Also, prefer a full ATX, no graphics, DDR3 memory with or without USB 3.0.

Happy New Year!
January 3, 2011 12:36:52 AM

Why do you still need a floppy drive?
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January 3, 2011 3:08:19 AM

sixthseven said:
Why do you still need a floppy drive?

I have a ton of "old" stuff from back when everything was saved to floppies because hard drives were not the most reliable method to store info.

I need to get the stuff saved on different media; I was hoping to get a newer machine built prior to doing my burn to CD or USB.

SO, no suggestion?
January 3, 2011 3:11:01 AM

there is USB floppy drive that can do the trick.
January 3, 2011 3:12:33 AM

tecmo34 said:
Happy New Year!!

What is your budget on the motherboard? All you need is PATA support for your floppy drive.

Here are two boards for example that will meet your needs: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submi...

I will probably go with the MSI 870A-G54 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard - hopefully I won't encounter any DOA's.

Thanks
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January 3, 2011 3:17:05 AM

skimeister said:
I have a ton of "old" stuff from back when everything was saved to floppies because hard drives were not the most reliable method to store info.

I need to get the stuff saved on different media; I was hoping to get a newer machine built prior to doing my burn to CD or USB.

SO, no suggestion?
Even though he was wrong about PATA, the second guy who responded did manage to point out two boards with floppy connectors.
January 3, 2011 3:24:53 AM

Crashman said:
Even though he was wrong about PATA, the second guy who responded did manage to point out two boards with floppy connectors.

Thanks I have not used MSI before so I hope I get board without problems. FYI-I will remove my floppy drive from my Antec LanBoy case and reuse it.

I have not seen many good reviews for the USB drives, hence the reuse of the old drive.

Happy New Year!

Ski
January 23, 2012 4:53:57 AM

The Motherboard you are looking for is the AMD ASUS M4N78 Pro
1 x Floppy disk drive connector
1 x IDE connector
6 x SATA connectors - (However you can only use 4, the other 2 are for RAID)

Full ATX

It has a Built-In Video, but you can add your own.

DDR2 RAM Only
4 x DIMM, Max. 16 GB, DDR2 1200(O.C.)/1066*/800/667 ECC,Non-ECC,Un-buffered Memory

It also supports Quad Core and 6 Core Processors including the
AMD Phenom II X4 975 and Phenom II X6 1100T

Great Motherboard!
Dan
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