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    Floppy Drives

    Just interested to find out how many of you have sacrificed the good old floppy drive, and if so what you use to instead.
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    Still need mine to do bios flashes.
    Unlees the is an easier way and I am a tard??
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    i use windows utility called @BIOS came with my gigabyte board. never had ne trouble.
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    Still got floppy drives in my machines.

    They're cheap, unobtrusive and useful.

    When I finally figure out the advantage in not having a floppy drive, I'll probably change to USB removable storage media keyring thingies.

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    got rid of mine as soon as the windows chill control software came out for my vapo, althought still connect 1 up for bios flashes

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    yes but i havent used it in so long
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    I have one, but I don't personally use it. My sister uses it as she has Uni work that she needs transporting to and from their machines. If I had the choice I'd rip it out in favour of my USB flash drive

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    i thought id never have to use one again, then i got virused, the only thing that would bring it into dos to format was a floppy, they're indistructable, cheap and still widely used so ive just bought a silver one to match my case

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    to install windows on anything other than IDE needs a floppy drive.

    so yes, I still have a floppy drive

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    what ever you use this floppy thing needs to be replaced.

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    I still have one to share between 3 PC's.

    I try to use bootable CD's with tools on them these days, and t'internet & USB disks for moving data around.
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    I still use the floppy - whenever I reinstall i use bootable floppies to do whatever i need to do (partitioning, installing Windows...).

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    Yes.

    I put a new one in my main rig today.

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    I own one.

    They are cheap, and sometimes useful for certain things. Like for example, Today I was unable to send my Compting coursework from college to home via hotmail (thanks to its "permanent file block") thing, it won't let me download it. So I used a spare floppy to store it on, took it home and shoved it on my computer. Sorted!

    Floppy drives are useful for emergancy boot discs, and the like.

    Hey! They're only 5 bloody quid.
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    I have one for the same reason as directhex - that damn F6 for additional storage drivers in the 2K or XP setup - now that's REALLY what I call "building on the legacy of NT"...

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