Originally Posted by Ultisym
I try one every now and then when a customer requests it. Brands include everything from Ultra and Startech to things I can not even pronounce. The ratio of adapters that have performed the task they were given is less than 10%. I have had a few work though. Currently I have a small box full of Raycos that were picked up to try and put some older ide lightscribes into service. They were cheap enough. They were also fake. Im not going to compare resumes with you or argue with you. Best of luck to the OP in getting his floppy to work.
I was not trying to argue, I was legitimately interested in your experiences with Ebay adapters. I just find it odd I have had loads of success, where you have had loads of issues. Was trying to figure out why that might be is all. Also, a lot of my adapters have been Startech as well, and like I said, all of them have worked thus far. I would still bet that adapter he linked works just fine though
I certainly would not hesitate to order one and try it out if I needed one. Kind of tempted to get one to try out now just to see, except I don't have any 3.5" floppy drives anymore. Well, I might, but they would be buried in junk after all these years.
Also, why can't people on this site disagree without getting the hair on their backs standing on end? It's OK to disagree with people, or have a different experience...that's not a personal attack on anyone.Edited by Aaron_Henderson - 1/20/16 at 8:52am