floppy drive to SATA

  sunnystaines 14:33 14 Sep 2009

The motherboard [MSI X58 Platnium] has no floppy socket, it there an adapter on the market to plug it into a SATA socket?

  ambra4 15:14 14 Sep 2009

Why do you need a floppy drive?

Once you have a flash drive you do not need a floppy

I remove the floppy drive on my computer about 3 years ago and install a

Internal USB 2.0 4-Port Hub

click here

Most computers now come without a floppy drive installed

  sunnystaines 15:18 14 Sep 2009

one of the reasons family like "best off microsoft entertainment" on a pre recorded floppy which failed various methods load after being copied to cd.

  ambra4 15:30 14 Sep 2009

Why not look at getting a External USB Floppy Drive - Black

click here

  ened 15:34 14 Sep 2009

I've had a good look but the nearest I could get was a Forum where a guy reckoned he had a floppy on a sata.

Aha! thought I.

Unfortunately somebody else posted that he serioiusly doubted it was as described.

Have you tried putting it onto other media than CD?

  ambra4 15:37 14 Sep 2009

“Which failed various methods load after being copied to cd”

Try copying to a flash drive and see if that will work

  HondaMan 16:01 14 Sep 2009

Because it's still one of the easiest ways to transfer or store small files, including those necessary to boot a computer whilst by-passing the usual start-up files. I would never have a PC without one.

sunnystaines, try the YD-8V08. It's a combined 3.5 inch drive and card reader which works from an on-board sata header

  HondaMan 16:08 14 Sep 2009

From here: click here :-)

  HondaMan 17:40 14 Sep 2009

The item I referred to connects directly to a SATA header on the motherboard

  ambra4 17:41 14 Sep 2009


“The motherboard has no floppy socket” so he cannot install a internal floppy drive unless he can find a SATA to Floppy Adapter

  HondaMan 17:47 14 Sep 2009

The MoBo in question appears to have 6 SATA ports, so he should have no problem in finding a spare one or, failing that to a spare internal USB header

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