Portable external USB floppy disk drive 3.5" inch 1.44mb diskette reader writerPRODUCT CODE: TX854
Portable external USB 2.0 floppy disk drive for 720KB to 1.44MB 3.5 inch / 3.5" floppy disks.
This 3.5-inch 1.44 MB floppy diskette reader and writer drive is perfect for users of desktop, laptop & mobile computers. An ideal solution for the transfer of internet downloads and files to your collectable 286, 386 or 486 retro gaming rig. Reproduce images of retro video game install disks to complete a rare box set.
With power supplied directly from the USB port, no messy external power supply is needed. Convenient.
The case, made from black high-strength durable ABS plastic material has allowed the drive to be super slim and lightweight.
Cable length: 65cm.
USB 3.5 inch micro floppy drive.
Power requirement from USB port: 500mA.
Data capacity format: 720KB or 1.44MB floppy diskettes.
Package includes: 1x Black slim USB 3½-inch floppy disk drive reader-writer.
Warranty & Returns:
1 Year return to base refund or replace guarantee.
Frequently asked questions,
Q. Does this work on Win 10?
A. Yes. These work with Windows 10. We have tested these Floppy Disk Drives as compatible with Windows 10 on a Windows 10 Pro Desktop Computer.
Installation Hints, Tips & Troubleshooting:
- Ensure that a formated, known good diskette is in the USB Floppy Disk Drive when connecting or disconnecting to or from the computer.
- Ensure that the USB Floppy Disk Drive is connected to a USB 2.0 port. Try alternative USB 2.0 ports.
- The USB Floppy Disk Drive does not require drivers. A driver CD-ROM is not included.
- Once the USB Floppy Disk Drive device is connected, reboot or restart the computer.
- If the data on the Floppy Disk is valuable we recommend the use of a professional data recovery specialist.
- If applicable, ensure that Legacy USB Support is enabled in the computer's BIOS. Not all computers have the Legacy USB Support function. Proceed with caution if making BIOS changes. If unsure, use a professional.
- Issue: Floppy Disk is Not Accessible, Not Formatted, or Not Recognized by Windows. When you access a floppy disk, you may receive one of the following error messages: ' A:\ is not accessible. The device is not ready. ', or ' Disk is not formatted. The disk in drive A is not formatted. Do you want to format it now? ' or ' STOP: The disk media is not recognized, it may not be formatted.'. In this case please refer to the Microsoft support page at https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/topic/floppy-disk-is-not-accessible-not-formatted-or-not-recognized-by-windows-17c4e169-ed8d-2d5a-aaf0-fd257b80ac3a
- To find a computer support service provider in your area, see https://www.trademe.co.nz/services/domestic-services/computing
We welcome & answer all questions.
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I have a very old 3.5 disk dont know if it's called hard or floppy but they replaced the 5.25 and were superseded by CDs. I need to get the data from it and via usb to.a surface pro.tjat had only usb connections. Is this the device to.do it?
Hi. Thanks for your question. A 3½-Inch floppy disk can be identified by its size of 90mm × 94mm. The term 'floppy' refers to the flexible circular mylar disk inside the protective hard plastic shell that stores the data. While they are called floppy disks, they are relatively hard. Please see images for an example 3½-Inch floppy disk. This USB 3½-Inch floppy disk reader will connect to any device with a USB 2.0 port. Please do not hesitate to ask If you have any additional questions.
Hi. I need this urgently today. Where are you based for contactless pick up please
Hi. Thanks for your question. As much as we'd love to help, we, unfortunately, do not offer a pickup service. We can prioritise your purchase and provide a safe, contactless, door-to-door courier delivery service. While our courier typically has a next working day urban delivery target, due to Covid-19, please expect delays. If you have any questions, or if there is any other way we can help, please do not hesitate to ask. See frequently asked delivery questions at www.techexpress.co.nz/shipping
Hi. Is this compatible to verbatim datalife Minidisk (2S/HD MD2-HD High density)? Thanks
Hi. Thanks for your question. The Techexpress external USB floppy disk drive is compatible with most 3.5", 720KB or 1.44MB floppy diskettes. 3.5-inch floppy disks are identifiable by their size of 93.7mm x 90.0mm x 3.3mm. Please see our image for examples of 8, 5.25 and 3.5-inch floppy diskettes. While we are unfortunately not familiar with your floppy disks, we can offer a 14-day 'trial and return for refund less shipping fee' service to enable testing with your floppy disks, computer and software. Please let us know if you have any questions or if we can help in any other way.