are u still using 3.5 floppy disk ??


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raincool2005

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someone pass me documents stored in a floppy disk but i cannot find the drive in my laptop

oh yes.. we are now the " thumbdrive " generation !

:sweat:
 

zcf

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still occasionally using it (from colleagues) in office :sweat:

Though personally I use thumb drive now.
 

ST1100

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Hehe........that is my secret.........i have a USB FDD.......
Recently i had an external USB harddisk enclosure that required a firmware flash upgrade. It could only be done by booting via IDE floppy; the USB floppy couldn't work. So yeah, i still do keep my 3.5" drive around. You'd never know.
 

nightwolf75

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Recently i had an external USB harddisk enclosure that required a firmware flash upgrade. It could only be done by booting via IDE floppy; the USB floppy couldn't work. So yeah, i still do keep my 3.5" drive around. You'd never know.
the other day i got a colleague asking me whether do i have a iomega Zip drive... haven't seen one of those for at least... 10years?

next thing u know, someone might just ask if u got a 5 3/4" floppy disc drive. ;p
 

Ola

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the other day i got a colleague asking me whether do i have a iomega Zip drive... haven't seen one of those for at least... 10years?

next thing u know, someone might just ask if u got a 5 3/4" floppy disc drive. ;p
Should be 5 1/4" ..... ;)
 

satay16

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i had alot of MO discs, but because shifting house, in the end, all throw away last week.

man, i remembered one of those cost like 60-70 bucks when i bought them. i still have zip disc though, cos the drive still working. mainly use it for storage of documents.
 

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Recently i had an external USB harddisk enclosure that required a firmware flash upgrade. It could only be done by booting via IDE floppy; the USB floppy couldn't work. So yeah, i still do keep my 3.5" drive around. You'd never know.
Well.....my workstation and server works well with USB FDD even there is problem. Whenever there is a problem, this is my best friend......:thumbsup:
 

zuldevil

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I had my 3.5" floppy disk drive plugged in for about... 5 years...

I took it out recently 'cause the IDE cable was in the way of my other cables... Long story there. I was moving around my 3rd hdd, and I was annoyed with the mess. Hahaha.

So I removed the fdd, removed the fdd IDE cable and chucked it inside a cabinet. You never know if the need for an fdd would arise...
 

yanyewkay

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a relative of mine passed me some photos on a 3.5" FD last year. i was stumped as to how to print them out..
 

wazzup5

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Still use it, because for some stupid apparent reason that Micro$oft Windoze don't like to include the SCSI/RAID drivers in the CD/DVD and I need to attach a USB FDD to my servers to load the drivers via a 3.5" FD.

Thank goodness servers come with RAID cos I only need to do it once, and then replicate the drives to the other systems.
 

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It reminds me of diskette then to my zip disk. GOod old days.
 

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