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Shipping [waits] from China isn't the issue - it's all the rip offs and fakes :/

"fake" cables? I literally order cables/adapters/electronics components about once a month from Ebay and have never got a fake/non-working cable...ever...and I have been using it for years. I am sure they are out there, but for most things, it would cost the same to manufacture a fake as an actual cable...I am really not seeing the risk unless you are talking about brand names and such, which I could care less about when it comes to cables.adapters.
post #32 of 42
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I have a few SATA to USB adapters, all work, and I think the most expensive one was $5? Not saying all the floppy adapters will also work, but just saying I've had zero issues using cheap adapters for lots of things. Not sure why you are thinking a custom cable needs to be made. Sure, you could go that route, but adapters already exist and don't need to be custom made.

Ive had a few that work and a box full that dont. All sold by reputable retailers. Very few actually work. If he can find one, more power too him. Its certainly not an ideal solution for sata speeds. If he can find one that isnt a ripoff or fake, should be fine with the speeds a floppy needs. I just doubt anybody has put any effort into this approach for a decade or more. Best of luck to him.

Now if your saying you have a working floppy to sata adapter, hook him up.
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Ive had a few that work and a box full that dont. All sold by reputable retailers. Very few actually work. If he can find one, more power too him.

I'm curious as to what kind of cables you have a box full of that don't work? What is the ratio of working/non-working that you are claiming? Seems very strange to me that someone would have as little luck as you, and someone have as much consistent luck as me...

I am not saying I have a working SATA to floppy, never had a need for one, but I am not sure why you would think that is what is needed? Why floppy to Sata and not USB or something more common? I would bet you $10 that adapter (floppy to USB) he linked a few posts back would work just fine.
Edited by Aaron_Henderson - 1/20/16 at 8:40am
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I'm curious as to what kind of cables you have a box full of that don't work? What is the ratio of working/non-working that you are claiming? Seems very strange to me that someone would have as little luck as you, and someone have as much consistent luck as me...

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.
   
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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 tongue.gif 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
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Well your enthusiasm rather does suggest to me to go for it biggrin.gif

I'll order one soon, I hope.
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Well your enthusiasm rather does suggest to me to go for it biggrin.gif

I'll order one soon, I hope.

Let me know how it goes smile.gif Ultisym would also likely appreciate the results. If I where in his position, I would be keeping a running list of known working adapters at hand, as well as a list of known junk ones.
post #38 of 42
Combining a USB and floppy drive together

Youtube is your friend. If your comfortable taking apart fully working equipment to make something else this is the best way I have see. probably cost your around 35-40 dollars but you know everything works at least starting out.

Need

3.5 floppy/multi card reader

USB floppy drive

The guy who made it is not the best at filming but the video is solid. This is my next project.
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Well your enthusiasm rather does suggest to me to go for it biggrin.gif

I'll order one soon, I hope.
Post your results when you get it! Would love to see.
 
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IDC is different from IDE, the link I provided is what you need, it has IDC interface, the only thing is compatibility with your specific FDD. Your FDD will recognized as a USB device and feeded by the same USB, you just have to find a way to connect the USB cable internally if that is what you wish. I tried my best to be clear but looks like I did not.And Chinese people are as competent (or not) than the rest of the world. Andd yes, post your results to reward my hard work. biggrin.gif
Edited by TUFinside - 1/20/16 at 9:36am
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