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    Floppy drive in car PC?

    Just wondering, does anyone have a floppy drive or any type of removeable storage installed in their vehicle? Carry on drives like USB or firewire harddrive, CDROM, DVD-ROM don't count. I'm talking about taking a zip drive or floppy or LS120 drive and mount it somewhere in the case or dash.

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    Re: Floppy drive in car PC?

    Originally posted by cproaudio
    Just wondering, does anyone have a floppy drive or any type of removeable storage installed in their vehicle? Carry on drives like USB or firewire harddrive, CDROM, DVD-ROM don't count. I'm talking about taking a zip drive or floppy or LS120 drive and mount it somewhere in the case or dash.
    Nup

    I have a USB 2.5" drive in a case, and a batch file to dump contents.

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    why would you need a floppy?
    I have a cdrom for trsansferring files with cdrws but a floppy is too smalleven for 1 mp3
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    My carpc does have a floppy, but I don't remember the last time I used it, even to boot. Too many other, easier ways of getting files on it (I have a removable hd rack, I can easily pull the machine and put it on wired eithernet, and i technically have a homerf wireless setup too). But if you want a small, easy solution, you might look at the usb flash thumb drives. I have a 128mb thumb drive from work that im testing, and it works really well. 2k and XP find it natively, and 98 just needs a few K of drivers. You might just want to put a usb port in your dash instead.
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    I'm building a fiberglass center console to house the computer. Since I can build it any way and shape, I thought it'd be nice to build an external 3.5" bay. This way I can put any 3.5 drive in it including a floppy. I know that floppy is useless but WinME freezes when its seeking A: drive and there isnt one. I've tried everything to disable the A: drive but nothing works. Anyway I don't have to put a floppy but I just thought it'd be nice if its setup for one

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    if you awnt to put in another 3.5 drive.. how about a zip drive? you can get a 3.5 IDE zip100 for really cheap.. I'm debating using this. You can make your zip disks have an auto execute a playlist to play as premade "mix tapes"
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    Someone else mentioned using a usb 2.5" drive. I was playing around with my usb drive and found that if i didnt make it "removable" in Windows, then I could have an autorun.inf file on it and when I plug it up, it automatically runs the autorun (like a CD). This is useful for putting in a batch file to transfer your files to the proper location, without having to do anything at all. Just thought Id point that out, but a 3.5" Floppy seems useless. Personally Id ditch ME anyway, never liked it, but then again it never liked me.
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