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Jedi Knight
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Yes, I have a client who has a 1.4MB floppy from about 1999 or so. It has some files on it that he'd like to restore. Unfortunately, our attempts at using a USB drive on a G5 failed and I don't want to keep trying things and damage the disk or it's data (assuming the data is still there).

Does anybody have an old G3 or G4 with a floppy drive that we can use/borrow? I'll work with the client and bring the disk.

Any other suggestions (besides data rescue) ??

thanks all!

chuck
 
Posts: 164 | Registered: June 11, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I can help with this but I'm going to be out of town till Monday. Are they in a hurry???


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Posts: 2095 | Location: Orion Twp, Michigan | Registered: July 25, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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What kind of files are they, produced by what program(s)and on what computer? I have a 520 that can probably read them. I have external floppy readers for G3 and G4 but they plug into USB. I've not had any trouble reading any oppies with them. Why do you think you think you cannot use such a drive? I've never owned a G5. I used those drives to transfer Claris Works files to my more current computers. I did find out thY I had to format the diskettes to Mac format before I wrote out onto them with the 520. I could them use them in my newer G4s which used the floppie USB Drives I have.
 
Posts: 2262 | Location: Ann Arbor MI USA | Registered: October 22, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Oh Chucky,

I have a Power Mac 5400 with a built in floppy drive. It's an All in one unit. Is this the tool you seek? Even has built in ethernet......Does it have to be a G3?


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Posts: 1721 | Location: Detroit,MI,USA | Registered: June 10, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Jedi Knight
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We have a floppy drive with USB connectivity that we just used to pull info off a 1998 1.4MB Floppy. Very portable too.
 
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