|Hi Ben, if you mean without using a pc it would be a lot of work/impossible to properly *bench* test these. |
The (simple) way I do this, is to install the drive in a pc and then read and write a floppy disc. It is best to use a floppy that has been formatted and written to elsewhere.
Before installing the drive, blow out any dust etc. with a hairdryer set to cold and maximum blast. Use a long thin brush to assist.
Gently clean the heads with a bent cotton bud/q-tip dipped in isopropyl alcahol
(liquid that comes with a cd/dvd cleaning kit)
Please advise back on progress.
Good luck - Keep us posted.