New usb floppy drive

Door herres88

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10-08-2021, 10:42

i know this is on the faq and there are multiple topics about it, but i want to know for sure before i buy stuff.

I want to buy an external floppy usb drive and connect it to my pc to put diskfiles on it to use on my msx2. It has a 720kb drive.

But are new floppy drives usable? Because these are 1,44mb?

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Van Pencioner

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10-08-2021, 11:52

some drives support 720K and some not. you can't make it work with 720K floppies if it is not supported. so you have to check specs of drive and/or ask seller the questions before buying. or google for some list of 720K compatible drives (i guess there should be one created by hobbyists)

Van herres88

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10-08-2021, 13:03

Well i’m buying a secondhand iomega drive now. It should work i’ve read here on the forum. I hope it will work on windows 10..

Van Wolverine_nl

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12-08-2021, 11:58

If it won't work on Windows 10, then you could also use a virtual Windows XP with USB support to make it work anyways, bit of a work a round, but might be a plan B ;-)

Van herres88

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12-08-2021, 17:33

I got it to work in windows 10 perfectly. I installed nec drivers and from then it just worked. I’ve already tested the disks on my msx.

Van Wolverine_nl

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13-08-2021, 09:17

herres88 wrote:

I got it to work in windows 10 perfectly. I installed nec drivers and from then it just worked. I’ve already tested the disks on my msx.

Great! ;-)
What exact model of USB floppy drive do you use? Because mine won't work, maybe I can find the same as yours and make it also work.

Van herres88

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22-08-2021, 23:53

It’s an Iomega BXXU0130.