Announcement of Death of Floppy Drive

Storage options are growing day by day and eventually the floppy drives start floppy disks started to fade out. We now days have much more versatile options to replace floppy drive as source of data transfer in IT related equipments. From last so many years our company has been working for solutions related to data transfer. But ironically it was till few years back that the solution or commonly known as floppy to usb converters were designed to replace the floppy drives. These were specially fabricated and designed keeping in view the large number of customers of various fields who were still dependent on only and only floppy drives. These were customers from fields related to

a)    CNC machines ( Electronica, Sodick , Seib and Meyer)

b)    Plastic Molding Machines

c)    Robotics industry  ( ABB / Kuka robots )

d)    Textiles industry   ( Bonas, Grosse , Staubli )

e)    Embroidery machines ( Tajima, ZSK , SWF , Lasser , Saurer, Brother, Barudan )

f)     Wire Cutting  ( Electronic etc)

g)    Diamond Cutting

h)   Music Industry (Yamaha Musical Keyboards and synthesizers , Korg , Roland, Tritron, Kerton etc)   

 

And many other industrial applications.  These above mentioned customer are still largely dependent on old and vulnerable floppy drives. As these old machines have no options to upgrade them or otherwise the cost to upgrade costs more that the basic machines , there is Zero options left with these industrial customers to keep their dependency on these unreliable floppy drives. Floppy drives are still bread and butter for these machines. Adding to the grievances of these valuable industrial users the floppy drives have added another problem as they are no longer available in market in addition to its bad quality of bad media of floppy disk in the market.

The time to end of an era of floppy drives has now been announced with the invention of floppy to usb converters also referred to as floppy to usb emulators, floppy to usb simulators, floppy emulators and floppy drive emulators. Our team has really worked hard and given a serious thought in this marvelous invention. We have manufactured different versions of floppy to usb converters keeping in mind the needs of the industry. These floppy to usb converters have been designed so smartly that they use same traditional floppy drive 34 pin channels and same +5 volts dc voltage. The size of these floppy to usb converters was also kept same, so that it can fit into same place. These emulators have practically started the end of and old era related to floppy drives.

Different Versions Offered

·        1.44 mb floppy to usb converter , 34 pin Interface

·    720 KB   Double Density floppy disk to usb emulator, 34 pin Interface

·    1.2  mb  floppy to usb upgrade, 34 pin Interface

·    1.44 mb floppy to usb converter , 26 Ziff Interface

 

Why to upgrade the Floppy drive with Floppy Drive to USB converter?

USB Disk Drive is more powerful than the old floppy disk drive, is replaced 1:1. It is designed to replace traditional floppy drive equipped on all types of device, enable to transfer data from a USB flash driver and ensure a more convenient and efficient data storage and transferring drive. With the use of our floppy to usb emulators there will be no more wastage of precious time and resources. There is 100% satisfaction as this a reliable and long term solution which offers a error free data migration process.

 ·       Floppy Disc Drive to USB converters have long life spans and can handle high capacities. It is more efficient data storage and transferring drive. It is compatible all kind of devices which are equipped with floppy drives.

·       Floppy Disk Drive to USB emulators are practically immune to impacts from magnetic fields, dust or shock. It’s simple, easy, and fast to install floppy to usb emulator stick in the existing location of the original floppy drive.

·       Floppy to USB converter are easy and convenient to use. They can atleast store and manage 100 floppies on a single USB flash disc.

Disadvantages of Floppy Disk Drives

·         Floppy disk is not durable

·         Hardly available to retailer anymore

·         Can be destroyed by magnetic field due to dust and dirt

·         Access time of floppy disk is slow

·         Storage capacity of floppy disk is limited 

 

Features of Floppy Drive to USB Magic Box :

  • For every one floppy disk drive users need one Simulator. The unit has been fabricated in such a way that all the connections are same ( data and power ), even the physical size of the emulator has been kept same. So no customization needs to be done on replacing the Floppy drive to USB upgrade unit.
  • The Floppy disc to USB emulator when installed in any equipment , atleast is capable of storing data worth 100 Floppy Disk.
  • This Floppy Disk to usb converter and Pen drives are almost resistant rather immune to issues  created from magnetic field, climatic environment or shocks.
  • A simple application is also provided at Zero of cost on purchase of floppy disk to usb converter which assists in formatting a USB Pen drive into 100 blocks of 1.44/1.2/720 kb capacity each or as per user requirements. This application is must to create boot function work , which is must must requirement in many industrial machines.

 

The most important thing to note is that is that no customization is needed at user or machine end !

Just Plug and Play!

Floppy to USB Converter
Ports, buttons and display the USB Floppy (Original Colour of the product may differ )

Specifications

USB to Floppy Emulator Details
Interface
• USB socket Type A
4-pin socket like . drive for voltage supply
34-pin channel socket for . controller
Compatibility
FAT12 File System
Fix sector of size: 512 bytes/sector
3.5" -1.44MB: 80 tracks/18 sector
5.25"-1.2MB: 80 tracks /15 sector
3.5"- 720kB: 80 tracks /9 sector
Diagnostics LEDs  Busy-Green
Display Two-digit, 7 segment display to display current virtual . block
Voltage supply 5 V DC (ranges 4.5 5.5 V DC) 4pin voltage socket for 3.5" drive
Casing Smoke Grey/Black Plastic case
Frame size 3.5 inches
Measurements W/H/D approximately 100 mm - 25 mm -122 mm
Temperature range 0  to  65 C
Relative humidity 5% to 90% ( non-condensing)
Scope of supply USB Floppy Converter
(Connect like a legacy 3.5" . drive)
Switches on Front Panel Left- 10-90 , Right- 00-09, Red Switch ( In case of Keyboards only ) - Jumper 2 Toggle
Price Per Unit US $55 to $80 ( based on different Model )

Colour / Specs may change without any prior notice

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Ques – In which Operating system this drive works?
A – Most of our have been tested on fat-12 to Non Dos formats. If your requirement is for non dos formats or you need a boot function option , please ask before you place the order. Rest our all emulators support Fat 12 - Fat 32 formats and are compatible to work with Dos/Windows platforms

Ques – Will the 3 1/2 floppy to USB drive work in an equipment that can only read 720kb Double Density 3 1/2 floppies?
A – Yes, we have 5-6 different version of formats supported. Please ask before buying.

Q – We have many machines here and the floppy disk is 720K. IF we put a 1.44k in the machine the floppy drive does not work. Do you have a 720K mode on your device?
A – Yes, As updated we have 5-6 versions

Q – Hi I am presently using a Musical keyboard which uses floppy disks on which I play my music files. Can this flash drive reader be used in my case?
A – Yes it will. We have already tested this floppy to usb magic box on yamaha/roland/korg/Kerton range of products.

Q – Hi, I currently have a floppy disk drive that is half the height of a standard drive. How can I modify this to work?
A – Our 26 pin ziff type version is half height emulator and should suit your needs.

Q – Is it USB 2.0?
A – No, its standard USB 1.0. However, USB 2.0 is used primarily for high speed data transfer. In this instance, the files you are using are very small so, there will be no noticeable difference.

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