On 21/08/2022 13:36, Tim wrote:
I have a load of 3.5" floppy disk I want copy a load of old data, with no PC with a floopy drive. So looking at getting a 3.5" usb floppy drive. When looking at one is there any special to look for, they all say windows and Mac OS compatible but no mention of Linux, will they just plug and play on linux? Currently running Mint
Yes they should work fine. I believe they follow USB mass storage device standards, or something similar.
However, they can only read/write IBM formatted disks (720k/1.44M). They can't do eg. Acorn RISC OS disks. If you need to read non-IBM disks there are other USB devices you can use, but they are more complicated.
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