floppy to harddisk


C

Coach

Hi
In work we have a machine that only has a floppy disk, and no harddisk. I
know the obviouse answers, fit a harddisk inside etc, but thats not what i
want. What i want to know, is if there is a floppy to harddisk converter.
either so that i remove the connector going to the floppy and use a
connecter to connect it to a hard disk, or is there a floppy with a wire on
it that then connects to the harddisk if you see what i mean.

sounds mad, but just asking

cheers

Coach
 
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philo

Coach said:
Hi
In work we have a machine that only has a floppy disk, and no harddisk. I
know the obviouse answers, fit a harddisk inside etc, but thats not what i
want. What i want to know, is if there is a floppy to harddisk converter.
either so that i remove the connector going to the floppy and use a
connecter to connect it to a hard disk, or is there a floppy with a wire
on it that then connects to the harddisk if you see what i mean.
no such thing...
but you can connect an external USB drive (if the machine is USB capable)
 
K

kony

Hi
In work we have a machine that only has a floppy disk, and no harddisk. I
know the obviouse answers, fit a harddisk inside etc, but thats not what i
want. What i want to know, is if there is a floppy to harddisk converter.
either so that i remove the connector going to the floppy and use a
connecter to connect it to a hard disk, or is there a floppy with a wire on
it that then connects to the harddisk if you see what i mean.

sounds mad, but just asking

cheers

Coach
No, a floppy controller cannot handle a hard drive. At most
you might be able to hook up something like a zip or similar
cassette drive that is specifically designed to run from the
floppy controller. That is, if this "work... machine" is
supportive of that, I tend to wonder if it's a standard
system to some extents since it didn't even have a HDD...
making one wonder if it even has IDE ports else why the
question about floppy?
 
J

jim dorey

No, a floppy controller cannot handle a hard drive. At most
you might be able to hook up something like a zip or similar
cassette drive that is specifically designed to run from the
floppy controller. That is, if this "work... machine" is
supportive of that, I tend to wonder if it's a standard
system to some extents since it didn't even have a HDD...
making one wonder if it even has IDE ports else why the
question about floppy?
maybe etherboot would work.
 
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