What kind of floppy drive do you have?

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  1. Macmaniac macrumors 68040

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    So with many of us still needing a floppy drive for daily life and Apple no longer putting them in computers, so wht kind do you use in place?
    I use an imation with my iMac.
    So show us:)
     

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  2. ShaolinMiddleFinger macrumors 6502a

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    Wow! What are floppy drives... j/king. I haven't used one for a long time now. I just back small files on zip now
     
  3. Backtothemac macrumors 601

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    I have not used a floppy in like over 3 years. I am impressed that someone still has one. Way to go!
     
  4. krossfyter macrumors 601

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    i too havent used a floppy drive since the old days of ms dos! heh.

    im using my friends firewire zip drive. i need to buy my own. i wish they made them a bit more slimmer.
     
  5. DavPeanut macrumors 6502

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    I have one, but never use it

    I have a $70 smartdisk drive, but I think I've used it once in like two years. I feel horrible because I told my parents I needed it, and then just left it to sit on the desk
     
  6. Macmaniac thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I feel so old:eek:
    I use it to get old files off my old comp and to get digital pictures off my Robotics Club Mavica Camera which uses floppies, they still have some use. I guess.
     
  7. krossfyter macrumors 601

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    its cool macmaniac. that crap always happens in the computer world. dont sweat it.
    you too peanut.
     
  8. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    Floopy drive?? :eek: :confused: :eek:

    :p , oh yeah, there those crappy low capiciy things still for some reason in all peecees, even though apple abbandond them long ago :D
     
  9. krossfyter macrumors 601

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    i have a friend that actually said this " i dont want a stickin mac, they dont even have a floppy drive"


    i jacked him up!


    :D
     
  10. King Cobra macrumors 603

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    Just don't post a pic! :D

    I hardly ever went near floppies as data transfer, except when I had to at class a while ago. Then I moved on to Zip disks at 100MB, and I thought to myself it couldn't get easier. Later I moved to CD-RWs and I thought it can't get any better than this. Now I have an iPod and I am thinking to myself: "Screw floppies! I'm sticking with my iPod (and CD-RWs when necessary)!" :cool:

    BTW, the CD-RW I use is a Lacie 16x10x40 U&I. I don't think I need to post a picture of an iPod.
     
  11. AlphaTech macrumors 601

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    Hey Macmaniac, nice doilie you have that flopper drive sitting on :D

    I haven't used a floppy drive [for a Mac] for well over three years. The peecee on the other hand still needs them from time to time. Mainly to fdisk the drive before retiring the PoC/PoS....
     
  12. krossfyter macrumors 601

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    you sure dude? heh. i swear..right about now i can post a pic and have the entire discussion board either grossed out at me or pissed at me... one of the two!


    dont test me on this one man...you know how i am.:D :D
     
  13. AlphaTech macrumors 601

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    Or both... as well as having Winky come out of retirement/hiding to give you a splat-down... :D
     
  14. krossfyter macrumors 601

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    winky wont have anything on this pic.. i swear.


    but yeah i hear ya.:D
     
  15. AlphaTech macrumors 601

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    I no longer bother with zip disks, or floppies on the Mac. I also, typically, put files that I need for a peecee onto a cd and slide them over that way (if said peecee needs the drivers to get the NIC to function).

    As for cd-rw drives, I have the superdrive inside my G4 tower at work. The combo drive inside my new TiBook as well as the QPS Que!Fire 24x10x40 external burner for any other needs... With all that, who needs either floppies OR zip disks??? Not me that's for certain.
     
  16. eyelikeart Moderator emeritus

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    SPLAT!!!

    I think I just saw Winky a minute ago... ;)

    floppies...hmm...I do not own a single floppy drive...

    I know it's not always accurate...but in what I do...if a job fits on a floppy, more than likely it's crap I cannot use...
     
  17. AlphaTech macrumors 601

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    You never know, monkey's can be some sick and twisted f*cks... :D
     
  18. krossfyter macrumors 601

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    i agree wholhearedly . but there comes a time when the best are shut down by something better.
     
  19. krossfyter macrumors 601

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    Re: SPLAT!!!


    im with you on that one. floppies are obsolete where im from.
     
  20. Beej macrumors 68020

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    My floppy drive is a networked 3400c. It spends its days crunching SETI (66 hours per unit!) and it there just in case. I was given my first floppy for about 6 months the other day. I pissed myself laughing when the guy gave it to me!
     

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  21. King Cobra macrumors 603

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    Hey, fyter, when I say don't post a pick I really mean it...don't post a pr!ck, err, pick! :eek:

    And, yeah, Apple has already abolished the floppy. And how long has the peecee world been stuck with 0.0015GB disks anyways? That's like **** on a campfire stick!

    And, no, I am not in the mood to tell stories or sing songs. :cool:
     
  22. Macmaniac thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Why thank you AlphaTech;)
    That pic I took on my dining room table, I needed a place with good light:eek:
     

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