External drives

  Scoundrel 19:52 13 Mar 2004
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A friend needs an external drive for his laptop so that we can save spreadsheets from it onto floppies - where is the best place to get one and what ports do they connect to?

Cheers

  LastChip 20:46 13 Mar 2004

Has the laptop USB capability, if so click here

You may also like to consider a USB pen drive, similar in price to the external floppy for a capacity of 128MBts click here

  Scoundrel 21:08 13 Mar 2004

I like the pen drive, basically an ipod without playback!

What do I do if the laptop does not have USB?

Cheers - DEANE

  LastChip 21:29 13 Mar 2004

Almost all such devices are USB. You may be able to find an old Serial External Floppy Drive, if you search hard enough.

I've had a quick look and so far, nothing.

The only other solution that may be viable, is a direct cable connection from the laptop to a PC and then copy to media of your choice. Long winded way of going about it though!

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