Use Floppy drive to usb to make USB as Floppy

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Frequently Asked Questions on Floppy Disk to USB converter

 

Question. What file formats are supported by this floppy disk drive to usb converter?

Answer. We have different version of Floppy disk to usb converter. Few of the floppy disc to usb converter supports only FAT12 and above, and few are designed to support Non-dos platforms as well. In case the requirement is for non-dos formats, please discuss before making a purchase any version of floppy drive emulator.

Question. Does your floppy disk drive to usb adapter support other than 1.44 mb format size?

Answer. Yes, we have different floppy drive to usb emulator supporting 4 different formats. Our floppy disk to usb converter support 1.44mb, 720 KB Single sided, 720 kb Double density, 1.2 mb, 1 mb format sizes. Please ask before buying.

Question. Many new computers and laptops do not have any 34 pin FDD channel. Few of our application transfers data to A: only. Could it be possible?

Answer. Yes, we have recently developed a new floppy disc to usb emulator with specific functionality. These floppy drive emulator can be connected on USB port of any machine, and has SD-Card type storage interface. These floppy drive to usb emulator will be mounted as USB floppy drive for these machines. Once associated as A: , data can then be transferred. These Floppy drive to USB adapter have been designed to support Non-Dos file formats as well

Question. Which generic musical keyboards can these floppy disk to usb converter work on?

Answer. These floppy disc to usb converter have been designed very intelligently. They should with most of the keyboards manufactured by Yamaha, Korg, Roland, Ketron etc

Question. I have a machine which is using slim / half height floppy drive. Do you have any alternative to it or any floppy drive emulator for this?

Yes, we have two different versions of floppy drive to usb emulator with half height / slim type. One version of floppy disc to usb emulator supports 1.44 mb formats and the other one is  720 kb double density compatible. The floppy disk to usb converter has 26 pin Ziff type (Ribbon Cable) interface. These versions of floppy disc to usb converter do not support Non-dos formats.

Question. What type and capacity USB Flash drives will work with your Floppy disk drive to usb adapter?

Answer. We recommend using USB 1.0 usb flash drives with our floppy drive to usb converter. You can also use any flash drives which are usb 1.0 backward compatible like Kingston data traveller series. We have tested our floppy disk to usb converter with 8 GB Kingston / HP make usb flash drives.

Question. My CNC / Robotics machine boots from a floppy drive, before I could perform a task on it? Will your floppy disk drive to usb converter do the purpose for my equipment?

Answer. Yes, we have versions of floppy disc to usb adapter that can use usb flash drive as an alternative to boot. The usb as floppy disk to usb converter can even be configured to boot like proprietary boot disks. These versions of floppy disk drive to usb converter are also compatible to use with non-dos format types. The usb as floppy emulator are also tagged with U100 in the name which supports the boot option.

Question. My machine boots from a proprietary boot disk provided by company. If I install floppy drive emulator on my machine, how will I boot? Can I transfer the contents of proprietary boot floppy disk to usb flash drive or can I use USB as floppy?

Answer. We have a process, with which you can create and exact replica to your proprietary boot disk on the usb flash drive which can further be read by floppy disk drive to usb converter.

Question.- I have a CNC machine and it has a floppy drive which has various jumper settings on its back, which needs to be done whenever I buy a new floppy drive? Does your floppy drive to usb adapter have jumper locations for configuring the settings?

Answer. Yes, our floppy disk to usb emulator have various jumper locations at the back, with different functionality.

Question. I have machine that has two floppy drives attached to it. How can I do that on your floppy disc to usb emulator?

Answer.: We have a jumper setting, with which you can configure the floppy disk drive to usb emulator to function as A: and B: when attached to same interface cable.

Question.- We just read the literature, in most of the cases the usb flash drive is asked to format using software. Is there any floppy drive emulator in which the software formatting is not required?

Answer. Yes, we have 3 different variants of the floppy drive to usb converter in which formatting using software is not required. They are with 1.44mb, 1.2mb, 720 kb DD formats capacities each. In these type of floppy disk to usb adapter, you will have to create folder like “001”, “002” … upto “099”. Any data present in these folders will  be treated to be read as in that floppy number. The root directory of flash drive will be treated as 00 block.

Question.- Is your software which is used to format the USB Flash drive to be compatible with floppy drive to usb emulator essential for all your floppy disc to usb emulator ? Which version of floppy disk to usb emulator will work without having USB flash drive formatted using the software ?

Answer. The 3 versions of floppy drive emulator are namely located at 2,4 and 5 location in Floppy to USB emulator Types Section above. These versions of floppy disk drive to usb emulator are commonly named with Universal Tag. These USB as floppy disk emulator can access data by directly reading from USB flash drive. These versions of USB as floppy converter are generally recommended for use in embroidery machines like Tajima , Barudan , ZSK , SWF , Shima Seike, Muller Muload , Bonas etc.

Question.- Do you have any version of floppy to usb emulator which has SD CARD as the media of data transfer ?

Answer. Yes, we have one version of USB as floppy emulator, which has SD CARD as option as storage media. This version of floppy drive to usb emulator is a combo type and also supports adapting itself as usb floppy drive. The details of version is at Floppy to usb 1.44 USB .