What kind of connections do external floppy disk drives use?

Answer While computers of the past may have relied heavily on floppy drive technology, this is no longer the case. The floppy drive has since been replaced by faster, more advanced technologies capable of... Read More »

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Definition of External Floppy Disk Drives?

Although there are floppy disk drives built into some computers, you can easily use external floppy disk drives with computers that do not have these built in. You insert a floppy disk into this c... Read More »

Instructions for an External USB Floppy Disk Drive?

If your computer was purchased in the last five or so years, the chances are good that it does not have a floppy disk drive installed inside of its case. While most people won't ever need a floppy ... Read More »

Why is it so hard to find an external floppy disk drive for my computer?

If you have working USB ports on your computers, you could try a USB floppy drive. Many mail order companies, Best Buy, Circuit City, CompUSA all carry them.Better yet, get a USB flash drive. They... Read More »

What kind of power connector does a floppy disk drive typically use?

The power connectors used by both 5.25-inch and 3.5-inch floppy drives are 4-pin connectors. The larger connector--used by 5.25-inch drives--is called a Molex or peripheral cable. This type of cabl... Read More »