What lead is required

May 10, 2020 at 01:56:27
Specs: Windows 10, 16GB
What type of lead is required for this old floppy drive to give it power and to retrieve data to a sata port on my motherboard?
AORUS Intel Z390 PRO AC WIFI ATX Motherboard

34 pins on one side and 4 tiny pens on the other side which I think is power
I have a picture of it not sure how to post it on this forum


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#1
May 10, 2020 at 02:04:53
"I have a picture of it not sure how to post it on this forum"
Upload to Imgur & give us the link.

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#2
May 10, 2020 at 02:20:09
"What type of lead is required for this old floppy drive"

floppy drive adaptor
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#3
May 10, 2020 at 03:59:56
Just my unsolicited 2ยข...spend some money on a USB external floppy drive if you have floppy disks you need to read on that machine. That MoBo doesn't have a provision for an internal FDD data cable (i.e....no 34-pin cable on-board).

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#4
May 10, 2020 at 07:20:32
Buying a USB external floppy drive would be the best way to go. You might be able to find an adapter kit to convert your internal floppy drive to external USB, but I doubt it would be any cheaper.
https://nerdtechy.com/best-external...

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#5
May 10, 2020 at 08:29:48
The ONLY possible advantage of an internal floppy drive would be if you needed to boot from it. Booting from a USB device is iffier.

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#6
May 10, 2020 at 08:49:30
Thanks
Just an update. I have had a floppy drive in my computer for quite some time. It was taken out of an old computer many years ago and put into the cabinet of my current computer . As tbere was no space left on motherboard it wad never connected. Now am doing a big upgrade due to failure of motherboard etc I want to bing it back to life as I have MANY flopp disks when my kids were small and some of their work on them

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#7
May 10, 2020 at 13:58:22
Another way, go to someone else's comp with a floppy drive & transfer your stuff onto a RW CD/DVD or a thumb/usb/flash drive.

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