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34 pin fdd to usb

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August 23, 2012 12:49:13 AM

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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a c 342 G Storage
August 24, 2012 3:34:46 AM

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.
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a c 342 G Storage
August 24, 2012 2:38:45 PM

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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