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mac clamshell laptop need floppy drive?

by postijo / June 17, 2006 3:29 AM PDT

Hi hope some can help!
My son has reacently graduated fron University, and will be attending teachers college. He wants to take his mac laptop instead of his whole desktop comp.
I was wondering if anyone would know if there was an internal floppy that could be installed in his clamshell. Also if or where he could take it. We live half way between Kingston and Torono Ontario Canada. Any info would be greatly appreciated.
TY Joe

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No internal floppy
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / June 17, 2006 3:51 AM PDT

The clamshell iMac has no room for a Floppy drive.

I would suggest that he get a USB thumbdrive which holds way more than a floppy anyway. At Teachers College you will probably find that the use of floppy disks is at a minimum. Most new laptops, PC and Mac, do not have a floppy disk drive installed.

There are external USB Floppy drives available but you have to look for them.
http://www.superwarehouse.com/Imation_1.44MB_External_USB_Floppy_Disk_Drive/01946/ps/63073 will show you what you are looking for.

The clamshell iMac is showing it's age now but is capable of comfortably running OS 10.3.9. If funds allow, he might want to consider a MacBook as a graduation present to himself.

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ty
by postijo / June 18, 2006 5:14 AM PDT
In reply to: No internal floppy

Ty for the reply. The teacher and I were messing with the clam today and realized it would have no room, so were thinking seeing that it had a usb we would look for an external. By the way it he does use the floppy because he writes alot of short stories and saves them to floppy. But thanks for the imput asnd will check the site.

TY Joe

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no floppy
by erratum5 / June 17, 2006 4:53 AM PDT

Almost no relatively new computers have floppy drives anymore, as USB flash drives have become more common and less expensive. I would also recommend buying/using one, too, though if you need the floppy drive, there are many external floppy drives that you plug into the USB drive on your computer.

Here's a list I found of some examples:

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/category/category_slc.asp?CatId=287


I recommend that you make sure that, if you buy one, the one you buy is compatible with macs, as some may not be (I know this is true for digital cameras, so I'm assuming its true with external floppy drives).

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Digital Camera's
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / June 17, 2006 7:28 AM PDT
In reply to: no floppy

Which digital camera's are you referring to?

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Humm
by postijo / June 18, 2006 5:19 AM PDT
In reply to: Digital Camera's

Sorry I did not know I posted anything on cameras..

Must have been a mistake. LOL

Joe

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Or not.
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / June 18, 2006 5:46 AM PDT
In reply to: Humm

"(I know this is true for digital cameras, so I'm assuming its true with external floppy drives)."

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TY
by postijo / June 18, 2006 5:17 AM PDT
In reply to: no floppy

Ty for the reply. We will check this out Wink
Joe

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