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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Floppy_disk

A floppy disk, also called a floppy, diskette, or just disk, is a type of disk storage composed of a ... IBM started using the 720 KB double-density 3½-inch microfloppy disk on its Convertible laptop ..... Earlier types of floppy disks did not have this plastic case, which protects the magnetic material from abuse and damage.

superuser.com/questions/244865/how-do-i-install-a-3-5-floppy-on-a-new-motherboard

I don't know much about IDE connections/cables but it seems there are multiple types. ... Do they sell these newer cables with 3.5" drive connections? ... don't have a floppy connection so I guess I'm going with a USB external. ... Floppy drives don't use a normal IDE (PATA) connection; they use a special ...

www.lifewire.com/what-is-a-floppy-drive-2618151

Oct 18, 2016 ... The floppy drive is the piece of computer hardware that's used to ... The most common type of floppy drive is the 3.5" drive, followed by the 5.25" drive, among other sizes. ... An external floppy drive will only have whatever connection is ... What is an Optical Drive and Do You Need One in Your Computer?

www.pcworld.com/article/2027943/how-to-access-your-old-3-5-inch-floppy-disks.html

Feb 13, 2013 ... ... few early digital cameras did indeed storage images on that kind of media. Needless to say, however, modern PCs don't have floppy drives. ... I did a little shopping on Ebay and found plenty of 3.5-inch external ... (If you've had any experience using such a drive with a newer PC, share it in the comments.).

www.amazon.com/NEWSTYLE-3-5-External-Floppy-Drive/dp/B00KX8EMOO

... generation of our bestselling Fire TV Stick Fire TV + HD Antenna Bundle No cable required. ..... 3.5" USB External Floppy Disk Drive Portable 1.44 MB FDD for PC Windows 2000/ .... I tried to use it for the first time today and it does not work at all in any computer or .... I repeated this with other file types with similar results.

www.interfacebus.com/PC_Floppy_Drive_PinOut.html

Floppy Drive Connector Pin Out, Header Pinout, Signal name, Cable, connector ... pinout described on this page, while external drives normally use a USB interface. ... The connector size differ between the two drive types, with the 5.25" drives ... with a jumper positioned so that the drive is a 'B' drive, the cable does the rest.

www.classiccmp.org/dunfield/img54306/cnct.htm

This section describes a simple adapter that allows connection of an 8" drive to a ... Using 30 gauge "wire-wrap" wire, and being careful to only solder to the very inner ... Note that although this works with some drives, it does not meet the floppy ... and on to a female 37-pin D-type connector for the external drives on the left ...

www.seasip.info/VintagePC/floppies.html

While it is possible to get more than two floppy drives onto PCs, it's not always easy. ... of this is the one in genuine IBM PCs and XTs, with the external drive socket. ... The 8-bit controllers, such as the 3250, use a single cable with two twists in it to ... (the sort of thing that has one IDE, one floppy, one parallel, one serial) do.

www.ifixit.com/Teardown/Apple+3.5+Drive+External+Floppy+Drive+Teardown/92324

Jun 9, 2017 ... ... a repair guide. To repair your Apple 3.5 Drive External Floppy Drive, use our service manual. ... Do not attempt to disconnect these wires yet. Edit ... Step 5 Removing the Rear Chassis Cover and External Cable. Image 1/3: ...

www.techopedia.com/definition/24861/floppy-disk-drive-fdd

It was invented in 1967 by a team at IBM and was one of the first types of hardware ... FDDs are used for reading and writing on removable floppy discs. ... Eight-inch floppy drives did not connect to the motherboard, but rotated on a turntable ... In a computer system, the drive at the end of the cable was drive A. When another ...