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Thread: Two FDDs supported on any current-gen boards?




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    Default Two FDDs supported on any current-gen boards?

    To cut a long story short, I've got a combined 3.5" + 5.25" FDD unit that behaves as two drives on one cable. I'd like to keep this for my next upgrade.

    Asrock appears to be the only manufacturer still offering boards with a FDD connector - the Z77 Extreme6, the 980DE-U3S3, the 990FX-Extreme4, etc. Unfortunately, from what I can see in the manual, the BIOS only allows support for a single FDD (A:) and there's no way to get it to support a second one. Is there some way around this, or do I (finally) have to give up on the FDDs?

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    Default Re: Two FDDs supported on any current-gen boards?

    From the lack of replies, I'm guessing that the answer is "no, not a chance of getting two FDDs working". Correct?

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    Default Re: Two FDDs supported on any current-gen boards?

    Well, technically the current gen would be the 87 series. I don't know about other boards, but my Z87 Extreme6 doesn't have any floppy drive support. No idea why you'd want it anyway, but I guess you have your reasons. :)

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    Default Re: Two FDDs supported on any current-gen boards?

    I haven't found any Haswell boards that support a FDD. It'd have to be current-gen AMD since there are still a few AM3+ options with FDD support. As for reasons, there aren't any particularly good ones. I just like having the option of reading ancient disks without having to find an ancient computer to use with them; my current PC (Phenom II X4) can still boot to DOS 3.0 from the 5.25" FDD. Sometimes someone does need data retrieved from an ancient disk, but that's pretty rare.

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