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WANTED: An external USB 5.25″ Disk Drive

5.25" Disk Drive + USB = WIN!

Yes, you read that correctly.  I want either a single USB 5.25″ disk drive (high density, of course!) to use with my Windows PC.  I’ve scoured the Al Gore Superhighway, but have yet to find one.  Yes, I’m aware that I might be on an impossible mission…but surely if I can imagine it, it must exist.

If you are a techie who built an external 5.25″ disk drive that connects with a USB port – or want to take on the challenge of building one – drop me an [ email ].

Please!

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6 Responses

  1. Hello magisterrex ..

    I have been looking for the same thing myself.

    Go take a look at this 5.25 Disk Controller. They give you all the needed software to make this thing work?

    http://www.deviceside.com/fc5025.html

    I have been looking for the same thing as you.

    Go take a look at this 5.25 Disk Controller. They give you all the software to make this thing work to.

    You can only Read and copy all files on your 5.25 disc. U can not write to your 5.25 disc.

    I am not absolutely sure but if I remember correctly Windows XP will support the old 5.25 Disk Drive too.
    Good Luck. Hope this Helps you.

    You can only Read and copy all files on your 5.25 disc. U can not write to your 5.25 disc.

    I am not absolutely sure, but if I remember correctly Windows XP will support the old 5.25 Disk Drive too.

    Good Luck. Hope this Helps you.

    Harry D.

    • Thank you for this information. I wish it could write to the diskette, but copying from 5.25″ would be fine. I see that it’s USA only. I wonder how I could get one for a review and/or offer more advertising from an established ecommerce website that carries the necessary product line. Hmmm…

  2. Have you found one yet?
    I’d like to have one as well.

    I’ve only got a dozen floppies to transfer to my HDD, which would take less than an hour, but the retro-coolness would go on and on.

  3. aaah!!! héhé, I actually want that too…!!! I am pretty sure they don’t exist commercially…

    However, did you know that Windows xp and I think Vista also do support 5 1/4 floppy drives… If you have a PC desk-top you can try it out. I haven’t yet.

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