I was looking on the internet
> for the HARDWARE-replacement of old 3"1/2 floppy drives in
> PC's running CDOS, version 1988,
> PS/2-PC's, using MS-DOS NOT Y2000K, date set < y2000
> still used as programming terminals in the industry.
> ( CDOS = Concurrent Dos,
> PS/2-PC is a dos-terminal in a public room,
> the previous PC did disappear some night )
> We have plenty of problems to read the floppies,
> because the quality of both
> - floppy drives
> - floppies
> is going down.
> Also new floppies sold in the shop are often a problem ..
> If anyone knows hardware that can replaces a 1.44 Mb floppy drive in
> the old PC's =< Pentium 2 PC's ?
> I would like to put my SD-Card or USB-stick in the front-panel
> on the PC,
> and read or write it as if it is the second floppy drive B.
> Is the next thing the only solution for my problem ?
> = = = = i found only this project on the internet :
> jan 2008
> don't plan anymore to manufacture and sell this Floppy Emulator :-(.
> the developer on his french website says that a limited
> production is going on ..
> Dernière minute:
> Une fabrication d'une petite série de la version USB de l'emulateur est
cours de préparation.
> Pour en profiter inscrivez-vous sur le forum.
> Un reportage sur ce projet a été réalisé et diffusé par la chain
e NoLife ;-)
One possibility is a virtual drive. One, create a virtual drive in memory. Two, make an image of your floppy disc contents on a flash drive. Three copy the image from the flash drive to your virtual drive. Four, access the virtual drive just like it was a floppy drive.
For more information see:
And especially the link to a free floppy drive emulator.