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Sabrent CRW-FLP2 3½" Floppy Drive & USB Card Reader

Discussion in 'Computers' started by searcher, Sep 5, 2016.



  1. searcher

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    Sabrent CRW-FLP2 3½" floppy drive & USB card reader
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    A very useful device -- but you may have to buy more than one!
     
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    I was reading up on a couple of these for my old Dell Pent II that I was considering to use as a email server. Most reviews were 3.5 - 4. You need unused SATA plug to power the board and a open 5.5 drive bay in case. While most newer mb's have extra plugs, older computers don't have more than 2. Also if you are running a single hard drive no problem. I have a couple of 3.5 drives laying around, but I haven't had a need for them in the last couple of years.

    Footnote; You may need a 500 watt power supply to run it. Check you power supply's wattage and ask how much power you will need to add it to your system. All said my ASUS came with a similar dock (no 3.5 floppy) and I use it a lot.
     
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    Professur Gold Member Gold Chaser Site Supporter

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    On that, I would simply add a PCI Sata card. Since it doesn't use the old Master/Slave config, you can add as many ports as you please.
     
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    Thanks for the tip. I have been pretty much out of the loop for the last 5 years.
     
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    The pII was a lot longer than 5 year ago, friend.

    When I started (don't ask) in computers, all drive ports were add on cards. The arrival of IDE and floppy ports on one card was the beginning of installing the idea that drive ports were limited. When they went onboard, it cemented the idea. Only the SCSI crowd kept with the add on cards ... nothing quite like firing up a machine with 40+ attached 3.5" multiplatter disks. Go get a coffee, it's gonna be a while. But when IDE slammed into the 540MB barrier, Promise ATA cards were the solution. I've got a HP SAS card sitting on my desk right now with 4 heads and an external port for attaching more.
     
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    The pII I have is probably 10.
     

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