Does anybody know where I can buy a USB floppy drive on the internet? I have looked at the PC World website (can you tell I'm desperate?) and I have found one for about £30. I would like to do a bit of comparison shopping though, and I have no idea where to look!
By the way, have you thought of getting one of the USB disks which will hold data in multiples of 26mb - a 32 mb one will be as cheap as a floppy. With most modern PCs and laptops, there is little call for a floppy drive; there is the further disadvantage that you may not be able to boot with a usb floppy.
I realise that if you have data on floppies and want to access it, the above is pretty irrelevant but I say it nonetheless.
I know that I don't have to explain why I need one, but this might clear a few things up!
Firstly, I have 2 computers at home...my laptop and my ME desktop PC. I could transfer information between the 2 via a CD-RW, but small files being put on a large capacity disk seems a bit silly and irrelivent.
Secondly, most of my time at school is involved with working at a PC. All the PC's at my school don't have CD-ROM/CD-R drives, only floppy drives. The only way I can reliably transfer data from school to home is via floppy. I don't like to use e-mail much because my mailbox is always being filled up with important info each day, and it has a maximum capacity of 1MB (pitiful, eh?) so more often than not, when I send something to it, it gets returned!
If you can verify that all the computers you will be accessing have working USB ports, I'd strongly advise you to go for one of the USB memory sticks. You can get them for about the same as an external floppy drive but you can fit far more onto one - they start at 32mb.
If your PC access is on Windows 2000 machines you don't need to install a driver, it will autodetect.
They are physically far smaller than an external floppy and have all that extra capacity available, not to mention far faster read/write times.