Sabrent SBT-UFDB External USB 2X Floppy Disk Drive
Nafay, Office Depot
21 April 2014
Excerpt: I bought this product thinking that it would be a great tool, since I have a large amount of information stored in floppy disks. I was really disappointed after installing the external floppy disk drive because it would not open a single one! The only way it would open is, if it is formatted. I was prompted to format the disk before opening it. If I format the disk I would loose all the information in it. Therefore, the product was useless to me and a waste of money.
Cons: requires formatting of the disk before opening it., formatting a floppy disk means you would loose all, your information.
Excerpt: Sabrent SBT-UFDB External USB 2X Floppy Disk Drive Save your time and money! Spent over half an hour trying to get this device to read floppies that contained bitmap files and fonts - and all it wanted to do was reformat each one. Obviously, reformatting would have erased all existing information on the disks. This product does not even deserve 1 star - zero would have been better!
Summary: It is a plug-n-play item, so I plugged it in and it was recognized by the computer. I inserted a diskette and it made the normal spinning grinding noise, but did not recognize the diskette. When I ejected the diskette it also shot parts of its internal components. I looked around to see if I was being punked but nope , it was just me and my bad purchase.