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Re: Floppy disc images



Hi David,

This is mainly a matter of curiosity, but the only item fitting this description I've managed to
find so far is 

    https://www.amazon.com/Dell-7T761-A01-Latitude-External-FDDM-101/dp/B0011592C0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1542304910&sr=8-1&keywords=Dell+5-1%2F4+inch+external+floppy+drive

and the Q&A says that it's either Out of Stock, or not actually an *external USB* FDD.

And then there was this ridiculously priced one 

    https://www.amazon.com/MITSUMI-D509V3-1-2MB-FLOPPY-DRIVE/dp/B00B875KJU/ref=pd_sbs_147_4?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B00B875KJU&pd_rd_r=91822f79-e900-11e8-a0b8-b3ecfb8dcc27&pd_rd_w=rgEwy&pd_rd_wg=uAXh0&pf_rd_i=desktop-dp-sims&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_p=7d5d9c3c-5e01-44ac-97fd-261afd40b865&pf_rd_r=AQ7SQXBJMPMXM6FS16RQ&pf_rd_s=desktop-dp-sims&pf_rd_t=40701&psc=1&refRID=AQ7SQXBJMPMXM6FS16RQ

for which it says "Can't be connected to a modern computer."  (Mitsumi was a decent brand,
per my recollection.)

So, I'm still seeking proof of this mythical (?) beast. 

I have an old tower rig in storage that has two internal FDDs, covering both floppy types.  I was
going to disassemble it and 
give most of it to electronic recycling.  But the system still booted up when last I tested it a
year or so ago, and it does have 
controller support for a now mostly gone type of HDD.  So maybe I'll just hold onto it ?


   Jordan


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On Wed, 11/14/18, David Rosenthal  wrote:

 Subject: Re: Floppy disc images
 To: xywrite@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
 Date: Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 12:48 PM
 
 Hi Jordan,
 I have a 5-1/4 inch external floppy
 drive; they have a Dell version on Amazon (though not many
 left).
 Best,
 David