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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

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
     
    4.2

    (based on 59 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (28)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (24)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (5)

    91%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (42)
    • Easy to set up (41)
    • Compact (36)
    • Portable (36)
    • Quiet (19)

    Cons

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

    Best Uses

    • File transfer (31)
    • Additional storage (5)
    • Back-up (4)
    • Photo storage (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual user (30), Power user (19), Technically challenged (4)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (42), Business (6)
      • 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.
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    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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    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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                                    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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                                          5.0

                                          works great

                                          By Nancy

                                          from Vestal, NY

                                          About Me Power user

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Compact
                                          • Easy To Set Up
                                          • Easy to use

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • File Transfer

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

                                            My husband uses a desktop computer from 1994 that has no usb ports. He saves his work on the 3.5" floppy disks. Because his colleagues are more up-to-date, my husband needs a way to get the files to a modern word processor from which to email. I bought 2 of the Sabrent drives. I tried each out. They worked just fine.

                                            • Computer Platform:
                                            • PC

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                                            5.0

                                            Now my oldies are goodies again

                                            By Trashnmore

                                            from Chesapeake, Virginia

                                            About Me Power user

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

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

                                            Cons

                                            • None

                                            Best Uses

                                            • File Transfer

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

                                            I have lots of floppy discs from back in the day.
                                            Since newer model pcs no longer use this media, i purchased this external floppy drive. Plugged it in and was up and running in less than 30 seconds.
                                            Actually worked better than the original floppy drive i started out with years ago.
                                            Fully recommend this product.
                                            Cons, none

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

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                                            5.0

                                            Great Product

                                            By Really Robert

                                            from Glendale, CA

                                            About Me Casual user

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

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

                                                  Product was delivered as promised and on time.

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

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                                                  4.0

                                                  Works with Kubuntu Linux, BUT...

                                                  By RonS

                                                  from Estes Park, CO

                                                  About Me Retired Iccpu Designer, Tech Professional

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Good Value
                                                  • High Quality

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

                                                    • Recover Data On A New Sys

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

                                                    Plug it in and it works with Kubuntu Linux, but...
                                                    Changing the disk doesn't seem to register - I have to unplug the USB and plug it back in to recognize the change, a slight PITA.

                                                    • Computer Platform:
                                                    • Linux

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