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USB Floppy Emulator for USB Flash Drives

USB Stick as a floppy disk
USB Floppy Emulator

Use USB-stick as a floppy disk Floppy replacement - USB pen drive Ports of the USB floppy emulator / 3.5-inch drive Only the power-supply cable and the 34-pin floppy cable must connected do the drive. All you have to do is connect the power-supply cable and the 34-pin floppy do the drive.

Replace floppy disk drive with a USB Stick!

Swap your legacy diskette drive for the new USB floppy drive!

From now on use reliable USB Sicks instead of vulnerable diskettes!

Up to 100 floppies can be stored on one single USB Stick!

In the wake of constantly advancing USB technology, especially USB memory components, legacy floppy disk drives are gradually being phased out.
Many machines and devices are still using floppy disk drives as the only means of data input. CNC, milling, injection mold, or embroidery machines, laser cutting devices and integrated control systems, just to mention a few, are still being fed data with floppy disks several times a day.

Good news for you:

You won't ever need floppies anymore and yet you'll be able to secure a guaranteed long-term future for your machines and systems.

Disadvantages of legacy diskettes:
  • Hardly available at retailers anymore
  • Sensitive to
    • Magnetic fields
    • Dust, oil and other adverse environmental conditions
    • Mechanical wear and tear
  • Low memory capacity
Floppy Replacement: Simulate floppy-disk with USB-Memory

Most salient features:

  • The old floppy disk drive is replaced 1:1. The connections are identical, so no further changes have to be made.
  • The USB Stick at the USB Floppy Emulator replaces the old diskette entirely. USB memory components have long life spans and high capacities.
  • The new USB floppy drives and USB memory components are practically immune to impacts from magnetic fields, dust or shock.
  • The contents on 100 floppies can easily be placed on one single USB Stick. That saves a lot of time and costs!

The USB Floppy Emulator is suitable for all devices that currently use a legacy floppy disk drive.

No driver or configuration software required!
USB Floppy Ports: Ports, buttons and display of the USB Floppy
Ports, buttons and display the USB Floppy

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The USB floppy drive breathes new life into your system!

  • You'll be storing up to 100 floppies on one single USB memory stick!
  • You'll be saving your data on a truly reliable data carrier!
  • You'll be using a high-capacity, long-term-secure data carrier!


USB Floppy Emulator Built-in version
• USB socket Type A
• 4-pin floppy socket for voltage supply
• 34-pin socket board for floppy controller connection
• FAT12 File System interpretation
• Fixed sector size: 512 bytes / sector
• 3,5"-1,44MB: 80 tracks / 18 sectors
• 5,25"-1,2MB: 80 tracks / 15 sectors
• 3,5"- 720kB: 80 tracks / 9 sectors
Diagnostics LEDs Power, Busy
Display 2-digit, 7-segment display to show current virtual floppy and diagnostics
Voltage supply 5 V DC 1) (voltage range 4.5 5.5 V DC) 4-pin-voltage supply socket for 3.5 inch drives
Casing Plastic case
Frame size 3.5 inches
Measurements W/H/D approx. 100 mm / 25 mm / 122 mm
Temperature range 0 to 65 C
Relative humidity 5 % to 90 %, non-condensing
Scope of supply USB Floppy Emulator
(Connected like a normal 3.5" floppy disk drive)
USB Pen Drive
Floppy Manager Tool and Manual on USB Pen Drive
Purchase order number 0202042-1

1)Further voltages on request

Subject to change without prior notice

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