External USB floppy drives

Ernie Luzar luzar722 at gmail.com
Sun Mar 26 18:47:32 UTC 2017

Polytropon wrote:
> On Sat, 25 Mar 2017 13:53:10 -0700, john drake via freebsd-questions wrote:
>> Do you know of an external 3.5 inch  USB floppy drive compatible
>> with FreeBSD 10.2
> I have one labeled IBM, it supports the "da" driver (SCSI direct
> access). I sadly cannot tell you the exact model, but that is how
> it appears to the system:
> 	ugen2.2: <TEAC> at usbus2
> 	umass1: <TEAC TEAC FD-05PUB, class 0/0, rev 2.00/0.00, addr 2> on usbus2
> 	da3 at umass-sim1 bus 1 scbus4 target 0 lun 0
> 	da3: <TEAC FD-05PUB 3200> Removable Direct Access SCSI-0 device 
> 	da3: 1.000MB/s transfers
> 	da3: Attempt to query device size failed: NOT READY, Medium not present
> In this case, no floppy was inside the drive, or the size would have
> been reported properly. With a floppy inserted, mounting is very
> simple, for example if you wish to read files from a floppy:
> 	# mount -o ro -t msdosfs /dev/da3 /mnt
> You can also use dd to create and obtain images. The only tool you
> cannot use is fdcontrol (because it only works with the "fd" driver).
My local computer store has many like this

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