floppy disks?

rikona rikona at sonic.net
Sun Mar 10 22:42:06 UTC 2019

On Sun, 10 Mar 2019 11:15:54 +0000
David Fletcher <dave at thefletchers.net> wrote:

> On Fri, 2019-03-08 at 22:43 -0800, rikona wrote:
> > http://www.retrotechnology.com/herbs_stuff/s_drives_howto.html
> > Good site. Looks like the really old stuff [non 3.5] will be quite
> > hard
> > to do.
> >   
> I've not read all of the thread but did a little searching and found
> this:-
> http://deviceside.com/fc5025.html
> which would get around the problem of only having a modern PC with no
> floppy ports on the motherboard. However this states that it only
> works for reading 5.25" floppies.

Interesting device. I'm not surprised that someone would build
something to make that possible.

But - I've found an oldish, supposedly working but retired win box with
a 5.25 drive. Will try to get this to work if indeed the box still

I do have some win comps on my local net, usually not on. I'm thinking
it might be best to leave them off when I plug in the oldish box, so
as not to allow any transfers of malware over the net. Would it be a
good idea to first check the disk drive with anitmalware software
before I make any connection to my net? I don't know the history of
this box...

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