Anyone got a working 5.25 floppy drive?

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markjs

markjs

Vlad The Impaler
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I have someone who asked me to try and recover some very old files. I'd be willing to pay shipping and perhaps a modest price if there is some assurance that it works....
 
Technoplume

Technoplume

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Last I check, my floppy also are in the ??? area. BUt you can buy a new unit in a PC store for 14$. I bet the gaz will cost u less then shipping. Else I would check Ebay and new egg.
 
markjs

markjs

Vlad The Impaler
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The going rate is $15 because on eBay they want something for it, and almost all charge realistic shipping. I was hoping for a freebie here I'd pay shipping. I am finding that other than eBay, these things are VERY hard to find. I am not sure Newegg has one but I know I am not going to buy a new one.
 
wonderinguy34

wonderinguy34

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Have you checked thrift stores?I've seen a lot of ancient hardware ,but never really paid attention to cost .
 
equinoxe3d

equinoxe3d

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Yeah, I'd also add goodwill and local PC shops. I had one that I gave away to a roommate a few years ago, he wanted it ironically just so he could have a B: drive in his Windows XP system :D
 
DanceMan

DanceMan

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Check the disks you have to read first. I think those 5 1/4" disks went through an evolution similar to the 3 1/2" ones. There are later versions that are double density, so make sure the drive is capable of reading the correct density.
 
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