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  • USB-interface floppy drive
  • For Mac OS 8.5 or later and Windows 98 and CE
  • 500 KBps transfer rate
  • Reads and writes standard 1.44 MB floppy disks
  • Includes 6 snap-on drive covers based on iMac colors
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The VST floppy drive brings more functionality to your USB-equipped Mac or PC. This drive reads and writes standard 1.44 MB floppy disks and has a data transfer rate of 500 KBps. The USB port eliminates the need for an AC adapter, so you can swap files on multiple computers. Six snap-on covers modeled after the iMac colors are included. The VST floppy drive supports Mac OS 8.5 or later and Windows 98 and CE. A one-year warranty covers parts and labor.

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Product Manual [78kb PDF]
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B00004SPUY
  • Item model number: FDUSB-M
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: April 21, 2000

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Scott G. Howard on February 21, 2001
I have these drives on all our new Macs because many still use floppies to bring work home. All have functioned properly so what can I say? If you need a floppy drive on a new Mac this is a good one to buy. It is thin and travels well if you need it on the road. It does not read 800K disks.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on September 9, 2001
We have an iBook and an iMac, both running OS9. We installed the VST external floppy in minutes and were up and running, easily moving the drive from one computer to the next (although, as the documentation warned, the floppy drive must be directly connected to the USB port or a powered hub, for example daisy-chaining off the iMac's USB keyboard does not supply enough power to the drive). Unplugging the drive while the disk is mounted on the desktop automatically dismounted the drive too. This drive was simple to setup and and is easy to use - just what we needed!
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful By David Tepper on December 22, 2000
I'm not sure whether the software is buggy or the disk drive itself is just not able to read disks, but I wasn't able to read either PC or Mac disks with this disk drive. I double-checked everything from the USB plug to the software installation and used disks I knew were good. No matter what I did, the disk drive insisted that the disk was damaged and refused to read it.
Furthermore, when the disk drive wouldn't read my disk, it would affect my entire USB network and put my printer on the fritz as well. It's literally worse than useless.
Time for me to enter the new millennium and maybe get one of those flashy Zip drives. This floppy disk drive, though, is getting returned.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 29, 2001
Great product. I installed the software without issues on my g4 and was up an running in a few. Also it recognizes both pc and mac formatted discs!!WOW its about time!!
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By J. Tanner on July 30, 2001
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I ordered this floppy drive in order to save data to an external media with an iMac running OS X. The drive itself seems well constructed, although I was disappointed that it did not come with a grape "skin".
OS X interoperability is poor, however. OS X recognizes the drive when it is plugged in to the usb port, and recognizes the disk if it is inserted when the drive is plugged in. HOWEVER, ejecting a disk after it is connected to the computer doesn't work.
Some of this may be because OS X is expecting software-controlled ejects, but it is still disappointing. VST still doesn't have an OS X driver available (as of 7/30/01). Unfortunately, this seems to be the only game in town.
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