|Item model number||FD05PUB|
|Item Weight||8.2 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||5.5 x 4.1 x 0.7 inches|
|Item Dimensions L x W x H||5.51 x 4.06 x 0.65 inches|
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TEAC 1.44MB USB External Floppy Disk Drive (Black)
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This portable USB 1.44 MB floppy disk drive is ideal for a laptop or a desktop that is missing a floppy drive. This portable floppy drive features a USB interface with a 1.5-foot cable and an attractive black profile. Take your floppy drive with you anywhere.
*Read/Write 1.44 MB floppy disk
*USB interface. USB 1.1/2.0 compatible
*OS Compatible: Windows ME/2000/XP/Vista/Win 7
*Ideal for Desktop, Laptop and mobile users
*Get power directly from USB port, no more external power needed
*High quality hard plastic enclosure, durable and very nice looking
*Light weight, easy to carry anywhere and use anywhere
1 x External USB Portable 1.44 MB Floppy Disk Drive
1 x User Guide
This item is 100% Brand New. Never used. It comes with 3 Months Warranty by Seller.
Top Customer Reviews
It will be interesting to find out if the USB controller board can be detached and plugged into a different laptop drive and still function correctly. Both of mine appear to have the standard laptop ribbon cable interface. As soon as I get the chance, I'll test it.Read more ›
Some similar drives might, however, fit the bill. Here's the program, as far as I can figure it out:
Several drives in similar enclosures are available from many off-shore manufacturers, with many brand names. Most have the same model number. It appears that this drive is an OEM drive, built by whomever with any drive, case & chipset that prices well on any given day.
Some combinations might work out very well, some not so much.
This drive is advertised as Teac. In reality, it is a mystery-brand case, an unknown chipset and a NEC drive inside (so the computer tells me). When you see other drives similar to this one, it is a throw of the dice as to which drive is inside and which chipset runs the gizmo. They are usually OEM style- Some are branded, such as IBM.
Here are my experiences with this particular unit:
A) The case seems very sturdy and - to my eyes- nice looking.
B) My wimpy USB port on my MacBook Pro (500mW) has no trouble spinning the drive.
C) It is really funny to read the pamphlet that comes with the drive. The translations are creative. For example the title is
"Roarable Disk Drive" or something like that.
D) Windows XP found a driver for it on its own, but there are quirks- See crabby complaint item "I" below
E) Mac OS X needed no driver, but it won't read older Mac floppies. I don't remember the specification that it can't read.
Sorry about that. I was being very selfish and didn't write it down so you all would know. How Rude of Me!
A) It does not, not, not come with a driver disk.Read more ›
I bough this disk drive to use in conjunction with my laptop computer. I have a older digital camera (Sony) that I just love. The only source of memory is the 1.44mb floppy disks. The device is a very plain and simple one. Nothing fancy.But it serves my needs perfectly. The price is right. I would recommend it to anyone. Papa Larry
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The item I received was correct, packaged very well, and arrived sooner than I had expected. The item itself was just what I wanted and is working perfectly. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Pvt. Pomru
Worked well for my purposes. I used this to transfer some data from an old computer to a newer one.Published 1 month ago by J. DuBose
The unit works as described. However, the unit I received was not a TEAC brand but a no brand unit.Published 4 months ago by Melvin Murley
Great product! Also known as a scorpian drive because of the USB connect.Published 5 months ago by matt