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Storage device to replace floppy drive

Danel

72 months ago

Is there a way to replace my old floppy drive with some sort of storage (or other) device? Seems a shame to not use that 34 pin connector to the ribbon for something now that we no longer need floppys. Thanks

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  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Physically you could go with a media card reader (assuming you just want to fill the gap after you remove the floppy)...but the old 34pin connector is long dead. How old is this computer?

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

At least 14 years old now. Still works well. I plan on filling it up with hard drives and loading server software on it. Likely Home Server 2012. I have Windows 2000 Pro now.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

14 years old....what does it have an Athlon XP or P4?

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Dunno, 1.2GHZ Athlon of some sort. It's a Presario 5108US. Came with Windows ME. Hated that OS. It came with 128Mb of RAM. I just added 3 sticks of 512Mb each.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

ME was ridiculous. Should have never existed. Was the Windows Vista of its time lol

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

ME was the Mistaken Edition. I like the card reader idea. No 34 pin though eh? Might could rig it to a USB port on the outside.

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