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Re: Floppy disc images

Hi Jordan,

Please forgive the delay--mainly just irrelevant pressures, but also stuff about which I'm very embarrassed.

I looked for my external 5-1/4" drive, couldn't find it, and finally remembered I'd loaned it to a friend.  The friend says *he* has also misplaced it--says it connected by a parallel port, he thinks (but says maybe serial?).  I have urged him please to find it--I have no current need for it, but I'd like myself to know what it is.

In the meantime, I am really sorry and very embarrassed to have spread misinformation!  And I'll follow up if--as I fervently hope!--I get information to follow up with!

With regrets--


On Thu, Nov 15, 2018 at 1:25 PM J R FOX <mailto:jr_fox@xxxxxxxxxxx";>jr_fox@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
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"; rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">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"; rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">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 ?


On Wed, 11/14/18, David Rosenthal <mailto:davidrosenthal1@xxxxxxxxx"; target="_blank">davidrosenthal1@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

 Subject: Re: Floppy disc images
 To: mailto:xywrite@xxxxxxxxxxxxx"; target="_blank">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