Thread: Floppy drives
02-26-2004, 08:08 PM #1JRJ26GuestFloppy drives
well, I definitely am getting a PowerMac G4 and an iBook G4 for college. One problem I do have is the floppy drive, or lack thereof. What have your experiences been without having a floppy drive? Do you always burn CDs to transfer files? What if I need to share files with a Windows user on a floppy? Should I definitely buy an external drive? Which do you recommend? This is the only problem with Apple that I have. They should at least have a floppy drive option for customization on the Apple Store site. Thanks
02-26-2004, 08:13 PM #2
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Not a problem for me. I burn CD's every once and a while but most of the time i just toss the files onto my USB thumbdrive that i have on my keychain. Much easier than floppiesDon't forget to use the new User Reputation System
02-26-2004, 08:21 PM #3WilliSGuest
well here is my experience....i havent had to share anything with a pc in a long time...and if i do, at college, your on broadband for the most part... just shoot someone an attachment through email...and if its beyond 1.44mb, its too big for email, and its too big for a floppy....at college, i have a zip drive...which is surprisingly the same price as a floppy drive... usb floppy drives are expencive (or were) so getting a zip drive that can hold 100 or 250 mb is better for the most part....
things i use to transfer files:
-usb jump drive (those little key chain drives)
-ipod in firewire mode
-over the network (wireless airport direct conneted between my ibook and g5)
my recomendations would be, if you are really worried about it, pick up a usb zip drive... if you arent too worried about it, go to college and spend a month there or so before you decide to get something....
but i havent used a floppy drive in about 3 or 4 years...on my pc, i have it disabled on start up anyway...even pc doesnt use floppy much anymore
02-26-2004, 09:31 PM #4ZappleGuest
You can buy .Mac for bout $100 a year, it comes with iDisk and you can transer files up to 100MB from Windows to Mac, Mac to Mac, you can upgrade to get more space you your iDisk, I have used iDisk and it is really easy to use, highly recomend it.
02-26-2004, 09:41 PM #5StarMantaGuest
I highly recommend a USB thumbdrive. They're actually more compatible than floppies (of 5 computers belonging to my family, all have USB, only 2 have floppy drives, and most of the rest of the world is about the same), and they're a hell of a lot cheaper than a Zip drive/disk, and smaller, and probably faster.
02-26-2004, 10:07 PM #6TylerMoneyGuest
floppy disks are no good, and you don't need them......just get a cd's...it's like .50/ea dirt cheap.
02-27-2004, 08:32 AM #7PRinMDGuest
I got a 256MB thumb drive, carry it in my pocket wherever I go, you can purchase thumb drives up to 512MB not sure if there is anything bigger. Thumb drive would be the way to go dude
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