BIOS & Win7 support for LS floppy disk drive

January 3, 2010 at 22:31:44
Specs: Windows 7 64 bit
I have a pulled LKM-F934-1 LS 120 drive I'd like to use as an internal EIDE drive in a system I'm building. I'm using an ASUS P6T mobo and 64 bit Windows 7. Is the drive likely to be supported by this OS and AMI BIOS without additional drivers etc? Please advise regarding possible drive recognition issues.

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#1
January 3, 2010 at 23:31:42
Does it have a floppy IDE connection on the motherboard?
Or are you using a PCI card with an floppy IDE connection on it

It may work, not sure if Windows 7 will have drivers for your old PCI card though (if you are using that)

Have you tried plugging it in?


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#2
January 4, 2010 at 08:52:31
In addition to six SATA ports, the motherboard has one onboard IDE connector (40-1 pin PRI_EIDE). I'll use that with the LS 120 drive, not a PCI card. The LS 120 drive was manufactured July 2000 and had been used with a Win 2000 OS.

The system is not fully assembled yet so, no, I've not tried plugging it in.


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#3
January 4, 2010 at 19:40:23
If your Power Supply has a 3pin floppy connector (or you are using an adapter)
It would be interesting to know if Windows 7 sees it
I actually expect that all will be normal, and work smoothly
The only issue would be if your Bios stops at it trying to boot from it, but can't see that as an issue either

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