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Sony External USB Floppy Drive (MPF88E/UA/181)

3.6 out of 5 stars 49 customer reviews
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  • Quick and Inexpensive data back-up solution
  • Easily distribute data files and jpeg images with Floppy Diskette
  • Easy USB connectivity to PC or Macintosh
  • Includes 2 changeable color panels; Pearl White and Sapphire Blue
  • USB powered Design-No AC Power cable required
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Product Description

Product Description

Sony's worldwide reputation for creating unique attractive high-quality advanced technology products rests on a long line of innovations embraced by people from all walks of life. With a diverse product lineup serving a variety of lifestyles and industries Sony continuously strives to introduce new products and technologies to meet changing market needs. Primary InformationDrive Type :  Floppy disk drive Storage / Interface Type :  USB Media Type :  Enclosure Type :  External Optical Storage / Installed Qty :  1 Dimensions&MiscellaneousSystem Requirements / OS Required :  Apple MacOS 8.6 Apple MacOS 9 Apple MacOS 9.1 Microsoft Windows 98/ME Microsoft Windows 2000 / XP StorageStorage Removable Capacity (Native) :  1.44 MB UNSPSC CodeUNSPSC Code :  43201801 Product IDUPC:  027242639768Manufacturer Part:  MPF88E/UA/181

From the Manufacturer

Sony's MPF88E/UA/181 external 2X USB 2.0 floppy disk drive is ideal for computer notebooks or workstations without built in floppy disk drives. Its thin, lightweight design makes it easy to carry. The MPF88E/UA/181 also comes with two changeable colored panels, Pearl White and Sapphire Blue allowing you to match your drive with your PC. Easy plug-and-play connectivity is powered via USB port. Works with Windows and Macintosh systems, and is compatible with both USB 2.0 and USB 1.1.

Features

  • Quick and Inexpensive data back-up solution
  • Easily distribute data files and jpeg images with Floppy Diskette
  • Easy USB connectivity to PC or Macintosh
  • Includes 2 changeable color panels; Pearl White and Sapphire Blue
  • USB powered Design-No AC Power cable required
  • Mount Vertically to save space

Product Information

Product Dimensions 6.4 x 7.9 x 3.4 inches
Item Weight 1.6 pounds
Shipping Weight 1.3 pounds
Manufacturer Sony IT
ASIN B0000E1FDJ
Domestic Shipping Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
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Item model number MPF88E/UA/181
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3.6 out of 5 stars 49 customer reviews

3.6 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #98 in Computers & Accessories > Data Storage > Floppy & Tape Drives
Date first available at Amazon.com October 2, 2003

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By Robert J. Lewis on July 21, 2007
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Recently I found myself in desperate need of a floppy drive. I needed access to a file that was on an old 3.5 inch Floppy. I had somehow never gotten around to transferring it to CD. This little portable floppy drive saved the day! If you are running XP or Vista, you just plug the drive in to an available USB port and you are ready to go. Both my laptop and desktop recognized the drive immidiately.It's a 2X drive, so it reads and writes fast. The drive comes with a stand so you can set it on your desk either flat or virtically. It also comes with both a black and a sliver snap on cover. My only complaint is the USB cable is hard wired to the drive and it is very short,(2 feet).
I'm rediscoverring tons of old games, fonts and programs I had completely forgotten about. Retro computing! What was once old is new again. Sony External USB Floppy Drive (MPF88E/UA/181)
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Like most technology "old-timers", I have a collection of floppy disks going back more than a dozen years, but the newer computers often don't even include floppy drives anymore. So, without even knowing if these kinds of products existed, I simply searched Amazon for "USB floppy drive", to see if someone had invented a nice modern version of the standard drive I need to move and copy files from my old media - and viola'! I found this one and ordered it...

It works beautifully. The convenience of modern USB, merged with support for not just 3.5" floppy disks for several other formats as well (and cross-platform support for Windows and Mac) -- all makes for a great product, which simply works! Plug it in, insert a disk, and your PC or Mac will "see" it immediately. Moves files very fast, and gave me no trouble whatsoever. I'd definitely recommend this solution, as the easiest way to give your new computer or laptop that ability to handle almost any floppy media!

PS: It includes two color plastic covers, so you can have your choice of colors, or just leaving the nice case as is (I use black, of course - since I'm a super-geek :)
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No problems and best of all it works with vista.
This was a key piece of info that was hard to find when looking
for a 3.5 floppy drive.IT WORKS WITH VISTA.
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I had a laptop which required me to remove the CD if I wanted a 3.5 inch floppy drive. What a pain! This external floppy drive pluges into the USB port and I was fully functioanl using CD and floppy drive functions without the cumbersome effort to switch bays. Worked smoothly. Well worth the money the first day.
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I was hesitant on ordering a floppy drive via internet. I was very impressed with the speed of service! The installation was incredibly easy. I had no complications whatsoever. Two thumbs up with this product.
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This drive is ok, but beware that this drive can not be used to install Windows XP on a computer that need hard disk drivers (RAID/SATA and such)...
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This drive is wonderful and meets all my expectations. It is sturdy, compact, well built and looks good on my work station. It arrived here in Alaska in record time with no problems. Thank you.
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With most computers now being delivered without a floppy disk drive, this drive fills the void. It can be connected to desktop and laptop computers with ease and is fast and effective.
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