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It works, more or less............
April 25, 2015
As others have said, this product has "issues". My experience is similar to others: manual says there's a disc enclosed that isn't there, and the operation of the drive isn't what one would expect. I plugged the drive into a USB 2 port, and the computer recognized it, and said it was ready to use immediately.(Windows 7 OS.) In my case, after playing with it, I figured out how I need to use it: After putting a floppy in, the menu of what was on the disc came up, and I was able to download the info from it. However, after ejecting the floppy, the next floppy that was inserted was not recognized, and the drive ran on and on and on, as if searching for something. I finally stopped it by ejecting the disc, after which the drive asked for a disc to be inserted. I did so, with the same results. So, I unplugged the drive, then plugged it back in, and inserted a disc. It came up fine, and I downloaded the info, after which I inserted another disc, with the same results as previously. SO, I now unplug the drive from the USB port after each disc is read, eject the disc, plug the drive back in, insert the next disc, and read/download the info from that disc; then repeat. I've downloaded info/pictures from about two dozen discs, and the drive appears to be working well using my scenario. I haven't tried to write to a disc, as that's not of interest/need. For the price, it's worth fooling with the drive to get the info/pictures off of the floppies, after which I'll put it in a drawer and forget about it.