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utd_grant

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USB External floppy drive
« on: February 07, 2009, 02:38:42 PM »
3.5" 1.44 MB USB floppy drive made by Mitsumi. Plug it in, switch on the OneT, and it's there, ready and waiting under the USB branch of File Manager.
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1.44MB Hard Disk?
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2009, 10:33:15 AM »
Out of curiosity I dug out my old Sony Vaio USB 3.5" Floppy Disk Drive (model PCGA-UFD5) and tried it out.

With the CnM book switched on I plugged it in, without a floppy in I got the USB icon with a cross in it.
Again with the machine on, I put a floppy in and plugged it in, and got access to the files on the floppy disk.

Removing the disk and inserting a different one did nothing, the list of files remained as per the original floppy, even with a re-scan in mc, hence a 1.44MB HDD, just like a HDD I would have to unmount the USB device and remount it with the new disk in.

I hope this info may be of use to someone, lol.

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« Last Edit: November 15, 2009, 10:47:23 AM by Scripter »
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