Floppy Disk Adaptor?

Discussion in 'Gaming and Software' started by DozyBint, Mar 28, 2008.

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  1. Oh technical wizards, please help a techno biff lost in a world of jargon and ‘pooter magic’! :oops:

    I've a load of college work from aeons ago on floppy disks and I'd like to save it onto my current laptop, but my laptop doesn't have a floppy disk drive, so is there a floppy disk-to-USB adaptor on the market that doesn't cost so much that I have to re-mortgage my flat to buy it?


    Dozy ‘Luddite’ Bint :D
  2. You should be able to get a USB Floppy drive from any good PC supplier ... or you could try PCWorld.

    Or somewhere like here
  3. For the skint / cheep option, take your disks into work and use the floppy dirves there to open the files, then save what you want onto a USB stick.
  4. Cheers fellas! Just what I'm looking for. I had tried Googling, but it came back with different things and I got confused! :oops:
  5. If I did that I'd have the IT Gestapo down on me like a tonne of bricks! 8O To be honest, I don't know that'd work anyway - a colleague tried to run a CD from the D: drive one weekend and said it was disabled, so I suspect the floppy drive is too as we don't have a business requirement for it. I'll do the purchasing option - safer all round!
  6. This is the floppy disk-to-USB drive i use with a USB Adaptor


    External USB Floppy Drive

    Part Number: PA3109E-3FDD

    Price Ex.VAT Price Incl. £25.00 Inc VAT Price £29.38