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I have an IBM Floppy. I've searched over the net and found that is a 2.88 MB Floppy drive build by Mitsubishi for IBM. Also I've found that it's a PS/2 floppy drive. Is there a PS/2 floppy ?
 The strange thing about it is that it doesn't have a power connector.The only connector is a data one reprezented by a cable with multiple wires (like HDD one but with less wires).
 I've read also that the installation depends on compatibility with the system, but no detalyed info was given.

 What king of floppy is that ? Can I use it into my PC ?

 Thanks !
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Question by:CosminSocaciu
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by:sirbounty
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Odds are - yes - although I'm not sure why it doesn't have a power connector...
PS/2 is just old terminology...Any floppy disk should work in it.
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I remember these being touted as high-end floppy drives - http://w2.pcsurplusonline.com/viewprod.cfm?ID=180
It's powered by the floppy cable.
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Thanx Callandor - you always show up when I'm thinking (Callandor would know this..) LOL
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How r ya?
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by:Snowguy
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Another note you need to set the drive in the bios under floppy drive setting as a 2.88 MB Floppy drive for it to work.
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by:Callandor
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sirbounty, it's something in the ether saying, someone needs help ;-)
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by:CosminSocaciu
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No good . Maybe the Floppy is damaged.
 Anyway thanks for support !
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