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Perfect little Disk Drive!
on March 15, 2012
I was a bit skeptical purchasing this item with it having little to no reviews, but being pressed on time, happy with its low cost, and frustrated after losing a couple of ebay auctions, I gave in and bought the sucker. And boy am I pleased! It arrived EARLIER then expected, and reads and writes data like a champ! At first I was confused on how to use it, it came with no instructions, but it doesnt take a rocket scientist to figure out how to plug in a USB Cable and a floppy disk. Heres what I did to make mine work (USING WINDOWS 7)
Step 1) Plug in the Disk Drive for the first time,with no floppy inserted, and let it install its drivers
Step 2) Once its done installing the drivers, insert your floppy disk. It will not pop up with an Auto Play window like you are used to with USB Flash Drives, it will stay hidden. To find it, either right click the little icon that popped up in the bottom right corner, then click open devices and printers, OR open up Control Panel, and depending on whether yours is in Control Panel, or View All Items mode, you will click on View devices and printers under Hardware and Sound, or Devices and Printers if you are in the view all mode thing.
Step 3) Locate the disk drive. Mine was labeled MITSUMI0. Right Click it>Browse Files>Floppy Disk Drive (A:)
And Wah-Lah! You are ready to use it! Now, there are other problems you could be having, but I will not answer all these problems, you can google it if you need to or post a comment. The other problem I WILL be solving though, is if you cant put anything on or off of the floppy disk, eject it, and hold it to the writing on the metal angular part it readable. Flip it over, and you will notice those square holes on the bottom the one on the right has a little tab you can slide, slide it so the hole is closed. This allows the disk to be written, instead of just read. If it doesnt work, you can always just put a piece of tape over it.