3.5" USB Drives.

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Re: 3.5" USB Drives.

Post by Tawmis » Mon Oct 13, 2008 10:42 am

It's what I have done with most of my games (back when I had 3.5 and 5.25 drives) - so I had them all on CD. Of course, the main ones now have come out in multiple versions of CDs. But there's some classics that never were that I am trying to acquire (all Sierra related) that I'd need the 3.5 drive for. And I had mentioned it on the forum before the first melt down - and thought, "I can't be the only person who didn't know there was a 3.5" USB drive out there..." So I reposted it again when we got the forum back up!

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Re: 3.5" USB Drives.

Post by Collector » Mon Oct 13, 2008 1:55 pm

Tawmis wrote:I had mentioned it on the forum before the first melt down

Don't be saying first melt down. No more meltdowns! Besides, you have your #2 spot, now.
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Re: 3.5" USB Drives.

Post by Tawmis » Mon Oct 13, 2008 2:00 pm

Collector wrote:
Tawmis wrote:I had mentioned it on the forum before the first melt down

Don't be saying first melt down. No more meltdowns! Besides, you have your #2 spot, now.
Good point. This is why I back up this forum now. ;)

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Re: 3.5" USB Drives.

Post by Collector » Mon Oct 13, 2008 2:27 pm

Done.
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Re: 3.5" USB Drives.

Post by DeadPoolX » Sat Nov 15, 2008 2:38 pm

My computer has a 3.5" diskette drive built into it, but what I'd really like to find is a 5.25" diskette drive. I haven't seen any -- the few that are still available -- that'd be compatible with today's machines or weren't specifically designed for older Apple computers.
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Re: 3.5" USB Drives.

Post by the_doctor » Sun Nov 16, 2008 1:57 am

i have never run across an external USB 5.25". that format was pretty dead before USB became mainstream. You'd probably have to get an actual old PC with 5.25 drives in it ...

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Re: 3.5" USB Drives.

Post by Tawmis » Sun Nov 16, 2008 6:56 am

I am surprised no one has MADE a USB 5.25" drive.

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Re: 3.5" USB Drives.

Post by Andy Roark » Tue Dec 09, 2008 1:57 pm

Yea - not gonna find a 5.25 USB drive. The USB 1.0 spec went live in 97 by which time 5.25 drives were long gone.

I've got a working 5.25 drive on a machine (it's a combo drive - both 3.5 and 5.25 - that one of my older machines is able to talk to). I actually also have a currently unattached 8 inch floppy drive. On the list of things to do before I die (or when I get laid off from my job) is to finally sit down and hammer out a USB to floppy interface so I can continue to use both drives with newer machines. If I ever do it I'll be sure to spread the wealth :D

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Re: 3.5" USB Drives.

Post by Tawmis » Thu Dec 11, 2008 4:26 am

:lol:

I realize 5.25" came long after USB - but I am saying I am surprised no company out there has made one in recent years, for folks who have 5.25" disks. Granted, for the most part, I'd wager most 5.25" disks don't even work anymore - but still, there's people out there with a need - no matter how small - just surprised SOMEONE has not taken the bite to do it. :)

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Re: 3.5" USB Drives.

Post by DeadPoolX » Thu Dec 11, 2008 5:03 am

Tawmis wrote::lol:

I realize 5.25" came long after USB - but I am saying I am surprised no company out there has made one in recent years, for folks who have 5.25" disks. Granted, for the most part, I'd wager most 5.25" disks don't even work anymore - but still, there's people out there with a need - no matter how small - just surprised SOMEONE has not taken the bite to do it. :)
You mean 5.25" came out a long time before USB, right? ;)
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Re: 3.5" USB Drives.

Post by Tawmis » Thu Dec 11, 2008 5:08 am

:lol:

Yes.

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