Any floppy & HDD converter? Tags: Hard Drives Floppy Disk Motherboards Converter Storage Last response: November 11, 2012 12:04 AM in Storage Share Vicky12 November 10, 2012 11:57:15 PM Any floppy & HDD converter? Machine: Desktop Acer Aspire M5700 HDD and DVD on this mother board are all SATA. There is an IDE socket (34 pin) on the mother board for floppy drive. Question: Is it possible to utilize this 34-pin-socket for installing a 40-pin-IDE hard drive? Any device for this setting? Thank you. Vicky More about : floppy hdd converter | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove nukemaster Motherboard Authority Storage Expert November 11, 2012 12:04:33 AM NO. The are not even close to being compatible You can however get a SATA to IDE converter to use an IDE drive on SATA. Something like this. just to give an idea, the link is what google gave me http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item... The same thing can also be purchased with USB(and External). Again, What Google gives me http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item... Always set IDE drives to MASTER to use any of these adapters as Slave and CS tend to to work. | Report abuse Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Storage>Any floppy & HDD converter?> Related ressources: Forum5 1/4 Floppy USB Drives ForumNeed internal floppy to internal usb interface ForumI cannot get my floppy drive to open up a disk!!! ForumHow can i sell old and new floppy drives ForumFloppy drive controller question ForumSecond HDD Coming Up as Floppy A Drive ForumWhat is going on in a bad floppy drive? ForumBad floppy drive ForumI need to replace a failed P5KPL-C motherboard; I use a floppy drive a lot. ForumHow to fix usb external floppy drive and printer does not work win7 ForumArchive floppy ibm not formatted ForumFloppy disk ForumWhy cant i copy anything from a floppy to my windows 2000 desktop? ForumHandling floppy ForumFloppy Diskette Seek Failure, How do you fix the problem? ForumFoxconn Joshua-H61-uATX motherboard got a floppy disk controller ForumWhat to do if computer wont fire up becauseit states floppy disc failand ForumHow to fix dell dimension 8400 floppy diskette seek failure ForumFirst SSD advice? ForumCan not use my HDD's with other computers More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !