connect 3.5 internal floppy to pci port
Posted 27 July 2012 - 07:40 AM
Posted 27 July 2012 - 08:30 AM
It would be external and the good thing is if you don't need it you just use the safely disconnect command like you would for a flash drive.
Posted 27 July 2012 - 12:10 PM
If you search for "pcie ide controller" on newegg.com (just an example of a place that sells items), you will find controllers which should work in your machine (assuming that you have space). Your machine lists expansion slots of: 1 x PCIe 2.0 x16, 2 x PCIe 2.0 x1, 1 x PCI. The prices range from $19.98 to $56.97. There also could be issues with the drivers since you are running XP.
You would also need to look to see if you can mount your floppy drive internally.
BTW, I am in the same position as you, although I have an older machine which still has a floppy. Sooner or later I will buy an external USB floppy. With the USB floppy, you can use it on multiple machines, which makes it much more useful, especially if you have a notebook computer or plan to get one.
Posted 27 July 2012 - 12:15 PM
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