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There are USB floppy disk drives out there if that fits for you.
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This might do it for you $55.

Http://shop.deviceside.com/prod/fc5025
Only works for 5.25". Think op wants support for 3.5"
 
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http://www.amazon.fr/CSL-disquette-Plug-Play-compatible/dp/B00L7T4KYA/ref=pd_cp_147_1/278-7718987-5742721?ie=UTF8&refRID=0RWVXX6WMGE323QR72F4

it's Amazon France, 1.44Mb, USB.

EDIT: oops, someone already pointed this...
Edited by TUFinside - 1/20/16 at 6:14am
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http://www.amazon.fr/CSL-disquette-Plug-Play-compatible/dp/B00L7T4KYA/ref=pd_cp_147_1/278-7718987-5742721?ie=UTF8&refRID=0RWVXX6WMGE323QR72F4

it's Amazon France, 1.44Mb, USB.

EDIT: oops, someone already pointed this...
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There are USB floppy disk drives out there if that fits for you.
Think he wants to keep the original drive, perhaps for aesthetics or just personal reasons. However, this is probably the best bet if you just want to use floppies.
 
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post #15 of 42
I see that FDD uses MFM interface (IDC), . Maybe something like this ;

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/34pin-floppy-connector-to-USB-adapter-cable-34-pin-/231804517259

I guess your old FDD will be recognized as a USB device and feeded with USB power.
Edited by TUFinside - 1/20/16 at 7:00am
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I see that FDD uses MFM interface, so you would need some kind of MFM to SATA adapter.

Ahh okay thanks. thumb.gif I'll do some research and hopefully find something.
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Ahh okay thanks. thumb.gif I'll do some research and hopefully find something.

check my last post ! exactly what you need, you'll have to find a way to connect the usb cable tho. My researchs misguided me, I think MFM is the protocol while IDC is the interface (34 pins), like IDE is 40 pins. Also, I must warn you about compatibility, not guaranteed !
Edited by TUFinside - 1/20/16 at 7:23am
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Don't forget that Floppies don't use the standard 40 pin IDE connection.
 
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post #20 of 42
You can get a custom cable made to connect it via USB. I personally have not tried to build one but it can be done. Addonics has done some pretty cool stuff like this. Ive had them do some cables to convert various drives to work with their removable drive line. No idea of what pricing would be. http://www.addonics.com/ . Be ready to spend a little if you need it custom made.
   
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