Is there a Sata converter for a 34 pin floopy drive?

December 17, 2017 at 11:44:26
Specs: Windows 10
All the ports on my mother board are SATA. I want to use my internal floppy drive, is there a converter for this to happen?

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#1
December 17, 2017 at 12:50:42
These days one uses usb to connect an external floppy drive... Can you not explore that option - even if it means buying a usb floppy drive?

They cost very little as I recall?

The other possible path is to install a controller card...; although the choice is limited...

Have a look-see at the chat in this post, and the links posted part way down; seems a possible?

https://www.techpowerup.com/forums/...

and there's this option too:

https://www.amazon.com/1-44MB-Inter...


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#2
December 17, 2017 at 22:46:20
Really you want or need to use a floppy drive in this day & age?
It'll have have be an external one since there's virtually no demand for floppy adapters these days so no company bothers to make such adapters - - no money in it.

The natural successor to that dinosaur device was/is the USB pen drive with much higher capacities.
Makes more sense all round.


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#3
December 18, 2017 at 06:58:17
phil22

I would GUESS the poster has floppies that they need or want to access.


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#4
December 18, 2017 at 07:06:00
As per OtH when one has assorted floppies a usb drive is the usual option. Unless one has an older pc which has an internal drive - and ideally usb too (to copy floppies to sub sticks/cd/dvd?).

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#5
December 20, 2017 at 02:11:32
Legacy floppy drives had a controller different from the IDE HDD controller. There are using different flat-cables also.
Motherboard manufacturers started to replace the IDE controller with SATA and also had the legacy floppy circuitry
Modern MB's have only SATA, and dropped the floppy controller circuit.

Your best choice is to get an USB floppy drive. Hope you can still read the floppies


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