Today, I made a two-hour long trip down to Microcenter and back to see if I could find a USB Floppy drive. I have a bunch of disks that I really need to find out what is on them. I found the above-named drive for $25. The box states that it will support Windows 98/2000/ME/XP and Vista. It will definitely NOT run on any of those systems. It is a huge pile of junk from mainland China that even screams “JUNK” at you with their manual (shown below):
I find this absolutely hilarious. There it sits on my desk. A flat, black, blob of ‘plop’ directly from the cow. It will do NONE of the following:
1) Read from a floppy
2) write to a floppy
3) format a floppy
4) anything else.
Basically, it sits there and clicks once in a while if you access it using Windows Explorer, but that’s all it does. The manual, written using those little magnetic word/phrase things that stick to a refrigerator, is contradictory, incomprehensible, and just plain wrong. There is no mention of windows 2000/ME/XP or Vista inside it’s huge 4 pages (counting the cover page). There are three pages of Windows 95 installation dialog boxes with nothing visible in them but extremely tiny print which even a magnifying glass cannot enhance. What it does have is “Copyright 1997” at the bottom of page 4.
So, what I’ve apparently bought is something that is probably less functional than a real, honest to goodness, cow plop.