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USB Floppy Drive External

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About this product

Overview

  • USB portable floppy disk reader and writer
  • Support for 720KB and 1.44MB floppy disks
  • Great for recovering data from old floppy disks

Product overview

• USB portable floppy disk reader and writer
• Support for 720KB and 1.44MB floppy disks
• Great for recovering data from old floppy disks
• Cable length of 0.5 metres
• USB powered
• Product dimensions : 2.7cm (h) x 20.3cm (w) x 14.5cm (d)

Rated 3 out of 5 by from Very simple and easy to use and effective. However it would be a better product if it had its own on/off switch, so its USB could be left plugged in to the computer without it humming along.
Date published: 2014-11-11
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Despite being assured by the help people that this drive will read Windows 98SE FAT32 files it does, in fact not do so. I took some floppys in to the shop to check and they are not readable. Also is not recognised by Windows 98 SE computers so cannot write disks to be read by another computer using this same drive.
Date published: 2017-04-01
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Specification

Specifications
Supported disk capacity 720KB / 1.44MB
Number of cylinders 80
Cable length 0.5 Metres
Disk functionality Read and Write
Connection USB
Power requirements USB
Recording method MFM
Compatible OS
Windows 10
Windows 8
Windows 7
Windows Vista
Windows XP
Windows 2000
MacOS
Linux

I have some old floppy discs which have data which I think was stored originally through Windows XP. I use Windows 10 now. Will this drive allow me to read those discs?

Asked by: Curious
Yes, I am pleased to advise this product will do exactly as you require.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2017-07-31

There are several replies staing that this item is not compatible with Windows 10. However your onlne information specifically states Windows 10 in the list of OS. Is this a mistake or has the item been updated now?

Asked by: AngieH
It seems like it has now been updated for Windows 10 support.
Answered by: Dale
Date published: 2017-11-11

I have floppy discs, music, recorded on a Yamaha sequencer. Will this read such discs?

Asked by: chi3kenScreech
Unfortunately, we are unable to guarantee full compatibility for this item as this will depend on the format the Yamaha sequencer use's to store that data and if the computer you are suing will understand such formatts.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2017-04-04

Will this drive read floppy disk written by windows 98se? Drive to be attached to Windows 7 laptop.

Asked by: Trevor
Yes Windows 7 has the ability to read NTFS, exFat, FAT32 and original MS DOS/FAT file systems.
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2017-04-01

Is this compatible with windows 8

Asked by: Barry328
This should work fine for Windows 8.
Answered by: darren cordon
Date published: 2017-01-26

Does it work with Windows 10

Asked by: Eryl
This should work fine for Windows 7 and 8, but Windows 10 support is not listed so may not be compatible.
Answered by: darren cordon
Date published: 2017-01-11

I bought it yesterday in Maplin Kingston but it doesn't work

Asked by: Tim H
This service is for frequently asked questions and does not allow two way communication, In order for us to best assist you with your technical issue please contact us on the details below: 0333 400 9500 or email technical@maplin.co.uk
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2016-08-03

Does this run on windows 7 professional, 8 and 10?

Asked by: Michael
This should work fine for Windows 7 and 8, but Windows 10 support is not listed so may not be compatible.
Answered by: Gareth
Date published: 2016-06-21
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