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Floppy for a DVD burner?

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by Zoolander, Dec 31, 2004.

  1. Zoolander

    Zoolander Castrated

    Nov 8, 2004
    I never use my 1.44 MB floppy diskette drive anymore.

    Can I unplug the floppy drive and use the same connections for a new DVD burner?

    Easy question but I'm just a noob.
  2. grenadier


    May 4, 2000
    You can only do this if your floppy drive is a USB-based one, and if you replace it with an external DVD burner that uses the USB interface.

    If you're using an internal floppy drive, the general answer is "no." The floppy drive uses a 34 pin interface that will only attach to a similar 34 pin connector, whereas internal DVD burners use the 40 pin IDE interface.

    There is an ever so slight chance, though, that you could do a direct swap, if your floppy drive is one of the Super250 drives that actually went on the IDE ports instead, but these drives are so rare, that it's pretty much a given that you don't have one.

  3. Zoolander

    Zoolander Castrated

    Nov 8, 2004
    Nope, it's internal.

    Damn, that sucks. Too bad.

    I don't. My stuff is all cheapy grade.

    Thanks for answering though.