gb777

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Hello,

I'm looking at AM3 motherboards and don't see a floppy port on them. Is this a thing of the past now? There's things I need to do once in a great while where I need the floppy.

Thanks
 

Thank god it is a thing of the past : )

U can use more convenient USB pen drive instead.
 



Like what? I have not used a floppy disc in 10 years, and I am in the business of digital/electronic publishing and printing!
 

beoza

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Floppy drives are gone. There for a while the port was relegated to the bottom of mother boards, most boards in the last few years have removed them entirely. Get a USB flash drive they work much better, they're faster for one, and hold a heck of a lot more stuff. Modern bios's support their use now. And every computer manufactured since at least 1998 has a USB port or 2 on them.
 

gb777

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Thanks for all the replies.

Don't assume anyone that asks a question is a newbie. Been a software engineer since mid 80's and built over 30 pc's.

Have an older pc that serves me fine but need to upgrade for video editing or I'd still use it. Not up on all the latest and greatest.

Need a floppy. When is the last time I've used one? Been using one for the past 3 weeks flashing bios's and restoreing ghost images created in the dos version.

Know what a usb port is and have several memory sticks.

I appreciate knowing the floppy drive is dead so I'll either look for a mb that has one if any or keep a pc around with one.
 

U can get external floppy @ http://www.amazon.com/b?ie=UTF8&node=1292111011

 

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