Replacing floppy drive with card reader + USB port

  Shortstop 14:43 01 Oct 2006

I am thinking about getting this click here to replace my 3.5” floppy drive as I currently have an external card reader and don’t use floppy disks anymore.

I have an eMachine 3220 that has 2 USB ports at the front and a bank of USB ports at the rear [via a card connection] and have recently fitted a Asus P4S800-MX SE m/board click here

Can you experts please [a] check whether I have a spare USB ‘connector’ on my M/board – or will I have to lose the front USBs and [b] do I have to alter the BIOS so that the hard drive is no longer looked for/found – or will the fact that this is disconnected mean that this is auto-removed [I don’t want the bios to hang!].

Thanks – this is new to me ;o) I’ve only ever added hard drives and RAM before! Hope I’ve given you enough info.



  Shortstop 16:24 01 Oct 2006


  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 16:53 01 Oct 2006

2 x USB 2.0 connector support additional 4 USB 2.0 ports from click here

check your manual for usb header connection (looks like bottom left on picture of board)

  Shortstop 17:32 01 Oct 2006

What bout the Bios? Does the removal of the floppy drive have to be reflected in the removal of this from the BIOS/POST?



  DieSse 17:35 01 Oct 2006

In the BIOS set the floppy drive to None.

  Shortstop 17:35 01 Oct 2006

looks like a fairly simple job then.

Ticked as resolved.


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