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MicroPac Sabrent USB External 3.5" 1.44MB Floppy Disk Drive, Black

The Sabrent USB External 3.5" 1.44MB Floppy Disk Drive enables you to access important data that has been stored on old floppy discs. Simply insert the floppy into this portable floppy drive to copy the files. Then all you need to do is plug this drive into your computer via the USB port and transfer the copied files seamlessly. No drivers are needed with this plug and play system nor is a separate power source required. Power to the disk drive is supplied through the USB port. You can connect, transfer data and disconnect without the necessity of restarting your PC or notebook. This 3.5 USB external floppy drive features a slim, lightweight and highly portable design. It has a data capacity of 1.44 MB (formatted) and transfers data at a rate of 1 Mbps. This black Sabrent USB floppy disk drive is compatible with Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7 and MAC OS X.
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Questions & Answers for MicroPac Sabrent USB External 3.5" 1.44MB Floppy Disk Drive, Black

Question

Does this unit WRITE to floppy disks as well as read them? My embroidery machine requires a floppy.

asked 2 years, 8 months ago
By
nick2name
on Sabrent USB External 3.5" 1.44MB Floppy Disk Drive, Black
9 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes it will write as well as read.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
FireCrow
answer 2
This unit is a counterfeit of a Sony drive.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
warrior5678
answer 3
Yes!
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
HarryO66
answer 4
Yes. Very well
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
By
PQMcGrant
 - LHC,Az
answer 5
I don't know. My husband wanted it to copy floppy disks. You might be able to find out from company.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
By
packrat612
 - Eastern NC
answer 6
Yes, works just like an old A: drive.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
By
Developer3805
 - Concord, NH
answer 7
I can write to the floppy disks as well as read them with this unit attached to my keyboard and computer. I would think it would work the same way with your embroidery machine.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
By
BoltskyBandGuy
 - Mishawaka, IN
answer 8
YES, IT READS & WRITES TO A 3.5 FLOPPY.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
By
Goldenrod1970
 - IN
answer 9
Yes, it does.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
By
Bocci
 - Texas
Question

can this product write to a CD

asked 3 years ago
By
2488
on Sabrent USB External 3.5" 1.44MB Floppy Disk Drive, Black
9 answers
Answers
answer 1
It write very well.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
FireCrow
answer 2
NO CD's.
Just 3.5 Disketts
answered 2 years ago
By
Wagonier
answer 3
YES, BUT ONLY IF YOU HAVE A CD/RW DRIVE BUILT INTO YOUR COMPUTER.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
By
Goldenrod1970
 - IN
answer 4
No, floppy disk only.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
By
CornFedGuy
 - Davenport,IA
answer 5
A CD burner program does the writing. The floppy disk drive gives the burner program a way to access the files on the floppy disks in order to burn them to the CD.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
By
Lucillia
 - Oregon
answer 6
No
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
By
Returnaholic
 - Norwalk, CT
answer 7
you would have to load the data to the computer and then burn the CD.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
By
FalconShadows
 - Georgia, USA
answer 8
Burn directly to cd/dvd/ or download whatever is on the disk to your computer and then burn a cd. I did this with lots of pictures. It worked beautifully.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
By
washingtonscrossing
answer 9
IF YOUR CPU HAS A CD/RW INSTALLED, ALL YOU NEED IS THE SOFTWARE TO BURN FROM THE FLOPPY DRIVE TO YOUR CD/RW DRIVE.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
By
Goldenrod1970
 - IN
Question

does this work with Aspire one Netbook?

asked 4 years, 1 month ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Sabrent USB External 3.5" 1.44MB Floppy Disk Drive, Black
8 answers
Answers
answer 1
It works with mine.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
FireCrow
answer 2
to the best of my knowledge it will work with any computer that has a usb port.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
stilljojo
 - michigan
answer 3
This device should work with any computer that has a USB port.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
jfthomas
 - Atlanta, GA
answer 4
no, desktop only
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
By
2nknight
 - nokomis, fl
answer 5
If your operating system (OS) is Linux (Linus) I would say, no, it won't work on your netbook. This device is compatible with Windows, XP, VISTA, 7 and Mac OS X as listed on the packaging information. It MIGHT work on Linux, but it'd be a gamble. The packaging doesn't say it's compatible with it.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
By
Jafee
 - Holyoke, MA
answer 6
It should work on any windows system with a USB spot. (I'm not sure about mac)
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
Ladyjane1229
 - FARMINGTON HILLS, MI
answer 7
I believe it will work fine. If you have window's xp just plug it in to the computer, the driver is already installed in xp. Other OS's such as window's 200, me, 98 will problably require you installing the drive, which you should be able to get from the internet. Hope this helps.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
Charlie6362
 - Mobile, Al
answer 8
If your data can be read by your netbook OS (Windows XP/Vista/7), (in other words if the software that is held on the floppy is compatible with these newer Operating systems)and you have a USB port, Yes it will work. Mine is hooked to a Windows 7 Pro with Compatibility Software.
answered 4 years ago
By
kybulldog
 - kentucky
Question

will this work with windows 98 2nd edition?

asked 3 years, 6 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Sabrent USB External 3.5" 1.44MB Floppy Disk Drive, Black
8 answers
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answer 1
I think it should work.Give it a try.If any problem return the product for a refund!
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
answer 2
Windows 2000 and up.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
FireCrow
answer 3
YEP..
answered 2 years ago
By
Wagonier
answer 4
THE BOX IT CAME IN SAYS IT WILL WORK WITH WINDOWS 98 & ABOVE. SINCE WINDOWS 98SE WAS THE OS RIGHT AFTER 98, IT SHOULD WORK.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
By
Goldenrod1970
 - IN
answer 5
It will work with Windows 98 SE. You might have to have a disk in it in order for windows explorer to see it. It might show it as a removeable drive. Your version of windows must be able to format a disk for "FAT32". If it formats "NTFS", it won't format a 3 1/2" disk. Usually Windows 7 and the NTFS formatting are where the problems are.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
By
Lucillia
 - Oregon
answer 6
I am not sure what version my sister has, I bought this for her but she had Windows 98 on her laptop......you take the floppy out of your old computer, insert it into the exerternal drive, plug it in thru your usb port, into the new computer and you tranfer the the info from the floppy to your newer computer..works great..you just need the usb port...it has little to with your old computer, it has to do with the floppy itself...
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
stilljojo
 - michigan
answer 7
I cannot imagine why it would not. As long as your computer has a USB port then windows 98 should find it.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
jfthomas
 - Atlanta, GA
answer 8
check manufactures web site for complete list of OS
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
By
2nknight
 - nokomis, fl
Question

Does this write to a floppy disk as well as read it? My embroidery machine uses a floppy.

asked 2 years, 8 months ago
By
nick2name
on Sabrent USB External 3.5" 1.44MB Floppy Disk Drive, Black
8 answers
Answers
answer 1
It writes to floppy discs very very well.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
FireCrow
answer 2
Yes!
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
HarryO66
answer 3
Yes it does.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
Tayree
 - Baltimore, Md
answer 4
It will both read on write. Works just like an A drive.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
conawak
answer 5
I haven't tried using it to record, but I think it's a read only drive.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
Sagittarius56
 - Cleveland, TN
answer 6
yes
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
By
PQMcGrant
 - LHC,Az
answer 7
Yes, you can definitely write to the floppy drive.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
By
lonestarbob
 - New Braunfels, TX
answer 8
YES IT DOES.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
By
Goldenrod1970
 - IN
Question

users manual

none included in resent purchase
please send me one.
sabrent usb floppy drive.
asked 3 years, 6 months ago
By
fddsr
on Sabrent USB External 3.5" 1.44MB Floppy Disk Drive, Black
8 answers
Answers
answer 1
I do not work for the company I am just answering the questions online. Try going to the website for the company and see if there is a download for the manual.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
FireCrow
answer 2
Us it just like any "A" drive.
Plug it in any usb and go.
answered 2 years ago
By
Wagonier
answer 3
Turn your computer on. Then plug the cord from the floppy drive into a USB port on your pc. Your pc should recognize it a build a driver base for it.
Put a floppy disk in the drive; open windows explorer and you should be able to see the files on either the A: Drive or it may come up as a removeable drive.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
By
Lucillia
 - Oregon
answer 4
Not much to it. Just plug it into a usb and the computer should recognise it.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
By
washingtonscrossing
answer 5
No user manual is needed. All you do is plug into your USB port. Your computer should recognize it and install the drivers.

For PC users running Windows (versions listed on the box) - go to "My Computer" You should see the icon for A drive. Insert a floppy disk into the drive - and click on the A drive Icon in My Computer. If your disk has been properly formatted, your files and images should open up. You click on the file/image to open then you can save it to a CD, hard drive or other storage device. Press the button on the right hand side to eject the floppy disk when finished.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
4art
 - Lima, OH
answer 6
Not much need for a manual. Plug the cable into the drive, the other end into a USB port on your computer, and you now have a Drive A floppy.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
jfthomas
 - Atlanta, GA
answer 7
Plug the USB cable into your computer, go to Computer from Start menu, click on Drive A and see what is on floppy, then open to see what is there. I had a bunch of documents created in Word and I opened them to Open Office, no problem.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
By
PattyonPuter
 - San Bernardino, CA
answer 8
available from manufactures web site
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
By
2nknight
 - nokomis, fl
Question

Does this work with DD or HD disks?

asked 2 years, 9 months ago
By
Westiemom100
on Sabrent USB External 3.5" 1.44MB Floppy Disk Drive, Black
8 answers
Answers
answer 1
It should work fine.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
FireCrow
answer 2
All 1.44 MB 3.5" Diskettes
answered 2 years ago
By
Wagonier
answer 3
I had HD and it worked beautifully, can't say about DD as I didn't have any of those.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
BJM1712
 - Southern California
answer 4
Worked on more than 100 HD floppies for me.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
TBiker
 - San Antonio, TX
answer 5
It works fine with HD disks.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
By
Developer3805
 - Concord, NH
answer 6
It works with both.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
By
lonestarbob
 - New Braunfels, TX
answer 7
I HAVE OVER 100 "IMATION 2HD" DISKS THAT ARE IBM FORMATTED, & HAVE NOT HAD ANY PROBLEMS READING & WRITING WITH THIS DRIVE.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
By
Goldenrod1970
 - IN
answer 8
No only with floppy disks
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
By
jp2laudry
 - canada
Question

will this work with windows 7 and 2.0 usb

asked 1 year, 10 months ago
By
e!
on Sabrent USB External 3.5" 1.44MB Floppy Disk Drive, Black
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
Most computers made after the year 2000 use USB2, and if your using Windows 7, I would say you should have no problem. Even the new USB3 is mostly backwards compatible. I am aware this answer is late but for future reference it might help.
answered 10 months ago
By
wartbug
answer 2
Yes it will.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
avgcust6543
answer 3
It works well with windows 7. That is what I have on my system.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
FireCrow
answer 4
YES
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
PJ9876545
answer 5
No; I tried to do so on four different PCs.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
warrior5678
answer 6
I wouldn't try if I was you. I've got windows 7 home premium on a notebook. installs fine,but will not work on it. keep checking around before spending any money regardless of the amount.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
sevenn
answer 7
Yes!
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
HarryO66
Question

Disk "Not Formatted Properly"

I have several floppy disks from days when they were used and could be opened by PC. I bought the Sabrent USB External Floppy Disk Drive hoping I could use it to tansfer photos from disks to CD. However, when I put the floppy in I get the message: "The disk in Drive A: is not formatted properly. Please check the disk, and reformat if necessary".

Question: Is it possible to resolve this formatting issue so that I can open the floppy and move the photos?????
asked 2 years, 10 months ago
By
fsranger
on Sabrent USB External 3.5" 1.44MB Floppy Disk Drive, Black
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
It will format the disc if you tell it to. Be aware that when you reformat a disc it erases all data on the disc.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
FireCrow
answer 2
go to your "A" prompt.
DOS "A"
At the "A" prompt, format a:
Your operating system will format it
answered 2 years ago
By
Wagonier
answer 3
I had similar pblm. I messed with refreshing explorer, close and restart, that sort of thing and got into the folders. Give it a try.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
TBiker
 - San Antonio, TX
answer 4
Transferring old photos is why I purchased this product. It works fine for me.

Do all of your Floppy disks cause this problem.

Try your Floppies on another computer with an A: drive. Do they work on another computer. If so, maybe you can copy the photos to a USB thumb drive and transfer them that way.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
By
Developer3805
 - Concord, NH
answer 5
this happened to me too, you have to approach it a couple of different ways, my computer "a" drive, external drives etc. you need to find the one that will search for photos, not record one.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
By
baldwinlennie
answer 6
TRY ALL YOUR DISCS IN IT, & IF YOU GET THE SAME RESULTS, PLUG IT INTO A DIFFERENT USB PORT. IF ALL ELSE FAILS, TAKE IT BACK & ORDER ANOTHER ONE. I JUST GOT 1 & IT INSTALLED & OPENED DISCS WITHOUT ANY PROBLEMS. I INSTALLED IT INTO A REFURBISHED HP FROM WALMART.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
By
Goldenrod1970
 - IN
answer 7
Try restarting your computer, then try to open the disk again.
It does take several seconds of waiting for the computer to read the floppy disk.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
By
Austin385
Question

Is this for the actual floppy disks of the 3.5 hard diskettes?

asked 2 years ago
By
marda
on Sabrent USB External 3.5" 1.44MB Floppy Disk Drive, Black
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
It si indeed for the 3.5" floppy discs.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
FireCrow
answer 2
Yes! The only different is its external.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
HarryO66
answer 3
Yes
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
Sniper60
answer 4
This drive is used to read 3.5" diskettes. You could use it to install programs from these diskettes to your 3.5" hard drive, but most programs are installed from CDs or DVDs nowadays; very few programs come on 3.5" diskettes
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
DanMart
answer 5
Yes it is
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
Cispro
answer 6
Yes. It works just like the built-in 3.5 hard drives on older computers.
answered 2 years ago
By
Denn67
 - Stevensville MT
answer 7
yes it is. This plugs into a USB port and will read and write to the 3.5 hard diskettes
answered 2 years ago
By
froglosopher
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