Connect 3 inch floppy disk to PC

Discussion in 'Storage Devices' started by makis_best, Feb 5, 2011.

  1. makis_best

    makis_best Guest


    I have a e inch floppy disk drive from one Amstrad CPC 6128.
    It's working fine.

    Is there any chance to connect it directly to my PC through a
    cable or some kind of controller?

    Thank you
  2. HardwareHunter

    HardwareHunter Geek Trainee

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    You can buy a floppy drive enclosure. I am not sure though if this is still available in the market.
  3. henry222

    henry222 Geek

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    Not so sure!
    - What do you mean it's working fine?
    Those 3" discs were an "Amstrad Funny" - even if you can power it up I doubt a PC will read it, almost certain to be a funny format. Isn't the data rather old? Probably not worth huge effort unless you need an old contract, etc. Do you have access to one of those Amstrads? A local Computer-Group may know someone with least you could see what data is there...and maybe print it out (they were not large capacity I recall.).......but finding a suitable printer....

    The drive cases I've seen up to recently were for 3.5" floppy drives and these are rare nowadays....I think you might find a USB adaptor whci will take the data (if the connector is the same?) and then find a suitable DC power plug.

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