Reddit Reddit reviews Sabrent External USB 1.44 MB 2X Floppy Disk Drive (FL-UDRV)

We found 30 Reddit comments about Sabrent External USB 1.44 MB 2X Floppy Disk Drive (FL-UDRV). Here are the top ones, ranked by their Reddit score.

Computers & Accessories
Data Storage
Floppy & Tape Drives
Sabrent External USB 1.44 MB 2X Floppy Disk Drive (FL-UDRV)
Ultra slim & light weight case.Fully USB powered, no power supply needed.Data Capacity: 1.44 MB (formatted).Data Transfer Rate: 1 Mbps.Plug & Play.
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30 Reddit comments about Sabrent External USB 1.44 MB 2X Floppy Disk Drive (FL-UDRV):

u/interpelexg · 43 pointsr/softwaregore
u/fooey · 23 pointsr/geek

You can get a USB floppy drive if it's worth $13.99 to you to see what it is

u/KerbalGoBoom · 22 pointsr/todayilearned

Assuming we're using this USB 1Mbps Floppy Disk Reader for $13.99.

1Mbps takes 8 seconds per MB.

1TB = 1,000,000MB, Thus 8,000,000s per TB.

15 * 8,000,000s = 120,000,000s

120,000,000 / 60 = 2,000,000 minutes.

...skipping more basics... (33,333 hours and 20 minutes)

1388.9 days

Using the Gregorian Calendar, there are an average of 365.2425 days in a year.

1388.9 / 365.2425 = 3 years 293 days 4 hours 8 minutes and 24 seconds.

u/NextDayAir · 11 pointsr/gaming
u/theillini19 · 6 pointsr/UIUC

This usb floppy drive is $14 on Amazon.

u/wrath_of_grunge · 5 pointsr/EliteDangerous

bruh, USB

u/DJanomaly · 4 pointsr/ObscureMedia
u/bkdotcom · 4 pointsr/tulsa

Link to said product

Free Prime shippin'

u/ValhallaGorilla · 3 pointsr/conspiracy

you can get 1.44mb floppy drives on ebay or amazon

technology isnt simply lost or destroyed

if there is demand for old technology, it's easily resurrected. it was as powerful as a calculator back in the day

u/Aspirant_Fool · 2 pointsr/techsupport

A USB floppy drive is going to be cheaper than what you're looking for, assuming you can find it at all. To the best of my knowledge, PCI floppy controllers are no longer produced, and PCIe floppy controllers never were.

u/vokegaf · 2 pointsr/space

You can still buy 3.5" floppy drives connectable via USB today. Hell, I think that that's cheaper than the last internal floppy drive I bought.

I mean, I get not breaking compatibility, but when a tiny fraction of 1% want the damn thing, let them purchase it a la carte rather than forcing everyone to do it. At that point, software being physically distributed had long since moved to CD.

u/downerisdead · 2 pointsr/retrobattlestations

Could you use a USB floppy drive? I did something similar not long ago (made a Win95 boot disk for an old computer I have). The only problem I had was tracking down the right driver for the floppy drive (the drive I was using was pretty old, and didn't have easy to find drivers). It does look like the one I linked to is plug and play with Win7 (at least according to the questions/reviews).

u/[deleted] · 1 pointr/buildapc

So don't get what I posted, like I said it's been almost a decade since I worked with ribbon cables. Is a USB floppy drive out of the question? I imagine it wouldn't be much more expensive even if we found an adaptor. (I'm assuming you're talking about the 1.44 mb floppies)

u/negativerad · 1 pointr/MusicBattlestations

what do you think about that Akai S1000. hope you got one of these?

u/dizneedave · 1 pointr/pics

What on earth would you be installing DOS 6.22 on now anyway? That being said, I recently bought a USB floppy drive to recover some old MIDI files and it worked famously. If you ever want to play around with your floppies it was really cheap.

u/John2Nhoj · 1 pointr/computers

If it's just their data they want to back up to a modern format the only thing I can think of is to buy a External USB 3.5 Floppy Disk Drive.

Have them back up their system on floppy disks, then use the External USB 3.5 Floppy Disk Drive, connected to another modern computer to read the backup floppy disks and transfer the files to the modern computer or burn the data to CD-R's or DVD-Rs.

u/Scythril · 1 pointr/raleigh

If nothing else, here's an external USB drive:

Sabrent External USB 1.44 MB 2x Floppy Disk Drive (FL-UDRV) Black

or an internal one, if that's what you prefer:

BYTECC Black 1.44MB Internal Floppy Drive Model BT-145

u/fizzlefist · 1 pointr/funny

Impossible? I think not! You can find USB floppy drives at a yard sale, flea market, ebay or even a brand new one on Amazon. From there install DOS Box or a virtual machine of whatever OS you need, and have at it. Hell, it could be a fun little project!

EDIT: Fuck, I'm tired, nevermind. I've never seen a 5.25" USB floppy drive...

u/starbuckbeak · 1 pointr/MechanicalKeyboards

That would be amazing! I have access to several 3D Printers through a local maker space, but I have no skill at all with creating 3D models.

If you really want to have a go at the model, here's what the case needs:

  • Space for Arduino Pro-Micro (internal only)
  • Space for Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ (with external cutouts for ports on the back and side)
  • Space for one of these floppy drives to rest inside with external cutout (is fine if I have to dremel that cut-out myself, since it'll be awkward fitting that thing in there, and I'll probably opt to remove the black case from that external floppy drive)
  • Cutouts on the front for two additional USB ports
  • Raised Pico8 logo, "PICO8" text, and "PICO PI" text, within slightly lowered horizontal trench (can paint the text manually)
u/Suppafly · 1 pointr/techsupport

I love that it's commonly bought with this usb floppy drive
I wonder if people ever hook them together.

u/silentknight111 · 1 pointr/EliteDangerous
u/tinycabbage · 1 pointr/vintagecomputing

Are you sure it even has a hard drive in it? Many computers from that time did not, and if it's asking for a boot disk it might be trying to load DOS (or something equivalent) into memory so it can function.

Edit: Also, you might be able to pick one of these up on the cheap along with some floppies and make your own boot disk for it.

u/Sixty4Slices · 1 pointr/macsetups

USB-C -> USB 3.0 -> THIS

u/VoteBroccoli · -1 pointsr/Hamilton