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Is there any way to get info off of 5.25 floppies? I have the internal disk drive but no way to hook it up to a computer.
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  1. mvans1117 said:
    Is there any way to get info off of 5.25 floppies? I have the internal disk drive but no way to hook it up to a computer.


    http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B000PEN6GG/ref=asc_df_B000PEN6GG2142259?ie=UTF8&condition=new&tag=pgmp-391-01-20&creative=395169&creativeASIN=B000PEN6GG&linkCode=asm
  2. The adapter linked by Dr_JRE allows you to connect an IDE hard drive to a USB port. But the pinout and connector on a 5¼" floppy drive is entirely different from that of a 40-pin IDE connector, so it can't do the job.
  3. Youtube Video how-to on that adapter here:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sm4noM4TCsg

    Also shows optional hardware case, cable and power supply available to create an external 5¼" floppy drive. NOTE the system only READS the floppy - does not write - and it simply creates a disk image on your HDD as a file. Comes with software to use the reader - the floppy is not directly accessed within Windows Explorer - and to use the files from the floppy. HOWEVER, there's a real bonus - the software can handle disks from several older hardware and OS systems, not just DOS or Windows on IBM PC-type systems.

    Review of system here:

    http://ascii.textfiles.com/archives/2503
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