Adding a floppy drive

Dell / Studio desktop
May 10, 2010 at 13:27:45
Specs: Windows Vista Ultimate SP2, 3GB
Hi, I bought a Dell Studio desktop last year,
which did not have a floppy drive (as most
modern PCs don't). Recently I dismantled an
old IBM 300PL and took out its floppy drive
and thought I'd install it in my new Dell just for
a laugh. It has a floppy drive bay, but I can't
see a floppy connector on the motherboard. Is
this true, or have I gone blind?

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#1
May 10, 2010 at 13:32:15
Many newer systems don't support legacy devices such as floppy drives.

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#2
May 10, 2010 at 14:33:54
Thanks. The case gave me false hope, since it had a floppy drive bay (with a blanking plate at the front) and there is even a floppy drive power connector coming from the power supply, but no data connector.

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#3
May 10, 2010 at 14:38:34
Case and power supplies are made many different manufactures than those that make motherboards. Case manufactures have no idea what kind of motherboard is going to be installed in their case so they make a case that will except the widest range of motherboards. That means cases and power supplies that will accommodate floppy drives.

Stuart


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