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Sabrent 1.44MB External USB 2X Floppy Disk Drive

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Sabrent 1.44MB External USB 2X Floppy Disk Drive

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Product Highlights

  • Accepts 3.5" Floppy Disks
  • Plug & Play Capable
  • Handles Disks with 1.44MB Max Capacity
  • Connects to Computer via USB
  • Windows and Mac Compatible
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Do you have floppy disks hidden away or tucked in an attic with data on them that you would like to access? If you do, the 1.44MB External USB 2X Floppy Disk Drive from Sabrent can help. This floppy disk drive accepts disks with a physical size of 3.5" (89 mm) and a maximum capacity of 1.44MB. This floppy disk drive connects to your computer via USB 2.0 and works on both Windows and Mac computers.

Black color
Ultra-slim and lightweight case
Interface: USB (Universal Serial Bus)
Plug-and-play
Fully USB powered, no power supply needed
Data capacity: 1.44 MB (formatted)
Data transfer rate: 1Mbps
Media Compatibility Floppy disk drive for 3.5-inch (89 mm) disks
Disks with a capacity of up to 1.44MB
Connector 1x USB
System Requirements Computer with a USB port
Operating System:
Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7
MAC OS X
Sabrent 1.44MB External USB 2X Floppy Disk Drive
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    Sabrent1.44MB External USB 2X Floppy Disk Drive
     
    4.1

    (based on 63 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (30)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (24)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (7)

    88%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (42)
    • Easy to set up (41)
    • Compact (36)
    • Portable (36)
    • Quiet (21)

    Cons

    • Noisy (4)
    • Slow (3)
    • Unreliable (3)

    Best Uses

    • File transfer (31)
    • Additional storage (5)
    • Back-up (5)
    • Photo storage (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual user (30), Power user (19), Technically challenged (5), Tech savvy (3)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (44), Business (7)
      • Computer Platform:
      • PC (43), Mac (12)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Works great [after jump starting it]

    I purchased this external floppy drive because my newer PC does not have one and I still have a number of floppy discs around. I still need one on occassion.
    It does...Read complete review

    I purchased this external floppy drive because my newer PC does not have one and I still have a number of floppy discs around. I still need one on occassion.
    It does what it is supposed to do so I would have to say it's a great product.
    My newer Dell PC would not recognize the drive, gave it a generic name and a code 10. It would not start. I hooked it up to one of my slightly older PC's and started right away [sort of jump started it]. When I re-connected it to my original PC, it recognized it right away and started fine. Been great ever since.
    Incidentally, although it is labeled as a Sabrent, my SIW specs program shows it as made by "Teac".

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    So far it works -- fingers crossed

    I'm only giving the Sabrent 3 stars at the moment because I don't know how long it will last before it starts malfunctioning like the 2 Diablotek floppy drives I bought a year ago. ...Read complete review

    I'm only giving the Sabrent 3 stars at the moment because I don't know how long it will last before it starts malfunctioning like the 2 Diablotek floppy drives I bought a year ago. The first of the Diabloteks lasted about a year before it began giving all those messages of 'folder empty' 'disk needs to be formatted', etc. etc. Frequently the computer simply wouldn't recognize the floppy drive. I had to switch it sometimes to another USB input, sometimes unplug and replug it 3 or 4 times to get it to work and then it would work a day or two and then--nope, not working!! I started using the 2nd Diablotek about a month ago and it's already failed, just like the first one. (Disabloteks are no longer available.) As with the Diabloteks (which didn't even have a brand name on them), the computer (Windows 7) recognizes the Sabrent, which I bought a week ago and started using yesterday, as a TEAC. Obviously, there's an OEM behind all those different brands of external floppy drives, and if one brand is a lemon, they all are. My computer automatically installed the drivers when I connected the Sabrent. Sabrent has a user's guide on its website -- but not in the box as the box indicates. If the Sabrent actually works and doesn't fail in a month or a year, I'll give it a higher rating. My 3 star rating is a trial rating.

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    5.0

    Floppy Disc Drive

    By Nifty

    from Te Anau

    About Me Technically Challenged

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Configure
    • Quiet

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup

      Comments about Sabrent 1.44MB External USB 2X Floppy Disk Drive:

      Ease of use, just plug in and go, no downloads needed.
      Fast and efficient.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal

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      1.0

      would not load driver

      By Gram

      from Mansfield, PA

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Sabrent 1.44MB External USB 2X Floppy Disk Drive:

      Although tech support tried their best, my 2 drivers would not load drivers onto the new Laptop I just purchased. Offered to accept return and I will take them up on it but I have already had 2 of these that would not work.

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      1.0

      Didn't Work, I will return

      By Glenn

      from North Bergen, NJ

      About Me Tech Savvy

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Sabrent 1.44MB External USB 2X Floppy Disk Drive:

            Really should get 0 stars, but we can't submit it that way. I plugged it in to both an XP and Windows 7 computer. It make a buzzing sound and flashes for less than a second in the file explorer then the buzzing stops and the icon in the file explorer goes away so there is no way to access the floppy. I tried plugging it into the usb with a disk already in it and without a disk. The disk also gets stuck and I have to rap the back to get it out after I press the eject button. I'm sure I just got a bad one.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal

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            5.0

            Ready to Use

            By Busy Bee Photography

            from Monroe, Oregon

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Configure
            • Lightweight
            • Quiet

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Add To A Newer Computer

              Comments about Sabrent 1.44MB External USB 2X Floppy Disk Drive:

              A much needed device for those still using Floppy Dics.

              • Primary use:
              • Business

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              4.0

              Delivers as expected

              By sarniabob

              from Petoskey, MI

              About Me Power user

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Easy to use
              • Portable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • File Transfer

                Comments about Sabrent 1.44MB External USB 2X Floppy Disk Drive:

                I've tried other floppy drives, which didn't work. My Dad had some old floppy's that I needed to read, and this did the trick!!

                • Computer Platform:
                • Mac

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                5.0

                Great product

                By Shauntamo

                from Connecticut

                Comments about Sabrent 1.44MB External USB 2X Floppy Disk Drive:

                Fast shipment a+++ quality

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                5.0

                A great tool even if it's "old" tech

                By BarryO

                from Framingham, MA

                About Me Power user

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Set Up
                • Easy to use
                • Portable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • File Transfer

                  Comments about Sabrent 1.44MB External USB 2X Floppy Disk Drive:

                  This is true to form plug and play. We've all gotten away from floppy discs, but if you're like me, you have a ton of information sitting there that just didn't get copied over. This drive is simple and effective. It allows me to quickly search, launch or copy old word docs (or Wordperfect ones) as well as spreadsheets and mail lists that still have value.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Business

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                  4.0

                  Low price don't mean low performance

                  By Shar

                  from Eastwick, PA

                  About Me Casual user

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Easy to use
                  • Portable

                  Cons

                  • Slow

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Sabrent 1.44MB External USB 2X Floppy Disk Drive:

                    I had found some old disk of my daughter and wanted to see what was on them. My disk drive set up was as easy as cutting a piece of pie.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                    • Computer Platform:
                    • PC

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                    5.0

                    Great Solution for Floppys

                    By Paul (Sensei)

                    from San Juan, PR

                    About Me Casual user

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Set Up
                    • Portable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • File Transfer

                      Comments about Sabrent 1.44MB External USB 2X Floppy Disk Drive:

                      I use this floppy drive to take data that I need of old storage. The computers recognize this floppy quickly and not need to install drivers.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal
                      • Computer Platform:
                      • PC

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                      5.0

                      In the Stitch of Time

                      By JEH

                      from East Hanover, New Jersey

                      About Me Casual user

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attractive Design
                      • Compact
                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • Easy to use
                      • High Capacity
                      • Portable
                      • Quiet

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Sabrent 1.44MB External USB 2X Floppy Disk Drive:

                          Saved me from retyping many files kept on a 1.44 floppy disc. I think it's a great product and it's a keeper. Thank you.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal
                          • Computer Platform:
                          • PC

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                          4.0

                          Excellent Device Works Well

                          By GKap

                          from Nashville TN

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Attractive Design
                          • Compact
                          • Easy To Set Up
                          • Easy to use
                          • Portable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • 35 Inch Floppy

                            Comments about Sabrent 1.44MB External USB 2X Floppy Disk Drive:

                            Easy to install and work

                            • Primary use:
                            • Business
                            • Computer Platform:
                            • PC

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                            4.0

                            External USB Floppy Disk Drive

                            By Schriv

                            from Kearney, Missouri

                            About Me Casual user

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Set Up
                            • Easy to use
                            • Portable
                            • Quiet

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Sabrent 1.44MB External USB 2X Floppy Disk Drive:

                                Generally, the unit performed as expected. For some reason, probably Win8 by design, it did not work at all. The best operation was using a WIN7 or Vista notebook, and they were fine. No learning curve and the unit seems to be well built. I had a blast looking to see what was on some of those old floppies I had.

                                • Primary use:
                                • Personal
                                • Computer Platform:
                                • PC

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                                4.0

                                Great device

                                By InPokNY

                                from Poughkeepsie, New York

                                About Me Casual user

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Compact
                                • Easy To Set Up
                                • Easy to use
                                • Portable

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • File Transfer

                                  Comments about Sabrent 1.44MB External USB 2X Floppy Disk Drive:

                                  I had a number of old floppy disks with family items on them. They are being read perfectly. The device is simple to use and adequate for our needs.

                                  • Primary use:
                                  • Personal
                                  • Computer Platform:
                                  • PC

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                                  4.0

                                  Quick and easy

                                  By Greg

                                  from New Jersey

                                  About Me Casual user

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Compact
                                  • Easy To Set Up
                                  • Easy to use
                                  • Portable
                                  • Quiet

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • File Transfer

                                    Comments about Sabrent 1.44MB External USB 2X Floppy Disk Drive:

                                    One easy connection and your ready to view those old photos and info that you've long forgot about. Great buy product works well. It's is good way to get rid of all those old floppys you've got hanging around.

                                    • Primary use:
                                    • Personal
                                    • Computer Platform:
                                    • PC

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                                    1.0

                                    Worthless

                                    By don roof

                                    from NY

                                    About Me Casual user

                                    Verified Buyer

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                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Sabrent 1.44MB External USB 2X Floppy Disk Drive:

                                          Junk- didn't work at all. Absolutely doesn't work on disks that they claim it will. Company told me that they weren't expected to work on older disks. No support at all from Sabrent. Due to the cost of postage not worth sending back.

                                          • Primary use:
                                          • Personal
                                          • Computer Platform:
                                          • Mac

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                                          5.0

                                          What else can you ask for...?

                                          By TexTide

                                          from Fairhope, AL

                                          About Me Casual user

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Easy To Set Up
                                          • Easy to use
                                          • Portable
                                          • Quiet

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • File Transfer

                                            Comments about Sabrent 1.44MB External USB 2X Floppy Disk Drive:

                                            Delivered on time, complete, easy to set up, works great and was very inexpensive..

                                            • Primary use:
                                            • Personal
                                            • Computer Platform:
                                            • PC

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                                            4.0

                                            Works Great

                                            By GearHead

                                            from Wichita, KS

                                            About Me Casual user

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Compact
                                            • Easy To Set Up
                                            • Easy to use
                                            • Portable

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • File Transfer

                                              Comments about Sabrent 1.44MB External USB 2X Floppy Disk Drive:

                                              Used to obtain data from old floppy discs. I like the fact that it is plug and play, no software required.
                                              Will read 3.5 floppy discs only, this drive does not have erase or format capability.The one negative aspect of this product is the length of the USB cable coming out of the drive, it is very short at only a little more than 16 inches in length. Really needs to be a bit longer, but I was able to connect it to my tower in a somewhat awkward position.

                                              • Primary use:
                                              • Business
                                              • Computer Platform:
                                              • PC

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                                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                               
                                              3.0

                                              Not for Apple variable speed

                                              By rbits

                                              from Nevada County, CA

                                              About Me Casual user

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Compact
                                              • Easy To Set Up
                                              • Easy to use
                                              • Makes Desk Look Techy
                                              • Portable

                                              Cons

                                              • Can't Sell At A Yard Sale

                                              Best Uses

                                              • E-waste

                                              Comments about Sabrent 1.44MB External USB 2X Floppy Disk Drive:

                                              I'm sure it works fine for floppies created on a fixed speed drive, but my old Mac Performa 575 aparently used a variable speed drive, and the floppies created in it won't read in this unit.

                                              • Primary use:
                                              • Personal
                                              • Computer Platform:
                                              • Mac

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                                              4.0

                                              Good for some Floppies

                                              By Bernard Baeyens

                                              from Ibague (Colombia)

                                              About Me Casual user

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Easy To Set Up

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                  Comments about Sabrent 1.44MB External USB 2X Floppy Disk Drive:

                                                  Not all the floppies can be read. This is not the fault of the Disk Driver but of the old record system.

                                                  • Primary use:
                                                  • Personal
                                                  • Computer Platform:
                                                  • Mac

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                                                  5.0

                                                  As described!

                                                  By JohnM

                                                  from Bethesda, MD

                                                  About Me Casual user

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Attractive Design
                                                  • Compact
                                                  • Easy To Set Up
                                                  • Easy to use
                                                  • Portable
                                                  • Quiet

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

                                                    • Additional Storage

                                                    Comments about Sabrent 1.44MB External USB 2X Floppy Disk Drive:

                                                    Allows access to some old 3.5 floppies. Just plug in to a usb port.

                                                    • Primary use:
                                                    • Personal
                                                    • Computer Platform:
                                                    • PC

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