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Old 03-21-2006, 07:19 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Finally for those who just couldnt part with floppies.

http://www.mobilemag.com/content/100/349/C6954/


seems like a great way for us stubborn people to finally ditch floppy drives. three of these cost the same as a floppy drive itself. no more worring if you dont get your usb key back. i wonder how cheap they will become, surely they will produce larger models as well.
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thats a good idea, but most people dont know how to use USB.

Eg. placing them into the slot, disconnecting them properly without damaging them...
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Old 03-21-2006, 05:33 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I've never encountered them being damaged simply by removing them, although TECHNICALLY I know you're supposed to go to the system tray and put 'safely remove hardware' or whatever.

I had a friend who didn't even realize that option existed in the system tray.

oh well, my floppy is installed so I might as well keep it.
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I've never encountered them being damaged simply by removing them, although TECHNICALLY I know you're supposed to go to the system tray and put 'safely remove hardware' or whatever.

I had a friend who didn't even realize that option existed in the system tray.

oh well, my floppy is installed so I might as well keep it.
It took me some time to figure that out, but now that I know about it I still don't use it. Drive tasks are postponed to the next time you plug the device in.
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so long as the light on mine is not flashing, i just pull it out. it has been fine so far.

i think that thing is a bit big for my liking.
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Nothing has happened when I just simply unplug it while there is no data transfer.
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What kind of floppy drive are you using that costs $60?! You can pick them up at computer shows in the SUB $3 range...... ****, they are under $8 on NewEgg....

Secondly... lets see..... $20 for 16 MB, or $60 for 1 Gig..... Its a thumbdrive in a different (stupid looking) case.

I would love to see pictures of someone with no USB ports on the front of their PC try to use that without a USB extension cable...
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Good idea, I'm sure they'll sell well, (I think)...!

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I've never encountered them being damaged simply by removing them
It's possible; in fact, I've done it before. Went to pull my flashdrive out of the side of my monitor and it wouldn't come out, so I started to wiggle on it. It came out, but I bent the USB connector so badly that it no longer works.

It was a brand new drive, too...
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well thats just your fault ^ lol
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