[NTLK] 3.5-inch Floppy Drive Recommendation

Steven Frank stevenf at panic.com
Wed Jun 23 10:47:52 PDT 2021

I recently bought this cheap-o from Amazon:


I've used it on an iMac Pro running Big Sur, no issues, no drivers required.

I imagine all these Amazon ones are all re-brands from the same manufacturer -- I just thought the brand name "Nice2MiTu" was funny.


> On Jun 23, 2021, at 6:54 AM, Alan Grassia <alan.grassia at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello Newton Friends,
> I’m looking for recommendations on new or used 3.5-inch USB floppy drives to convert Newton software Mac OS floppy disks into Disk Copy 4.x images.  The drive will primarily be used with vintage Power Mac G3 and G4 hardware.  As a bonus, it would be nice if the drive also worked with modern USB-A and USB-C (via a USB-C to USB-A dongle) Macs.
> My recollection is that Imation drives worked well.  I don’t have any experience with the new floppy drives being sold on Amazon.
> Any suggestions on what floppy drives are working well for you?

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