Get rid of floppies. Use Pen drives in
place of floppies on your machines!
Replace your legacy Floppy disk drive with our
Use USB Pen Drive instead of vulnerable . diskettes!
You can store data of up to 100 floppies on one Pen
With the rapid growth and advancement of USB technology,
especially USB storage devices, traditional and mind bothering
floppy drives are gradually being moved out of usage.
Several old machines and devices are still
dependent on old floppy drives as the only way of inputting the
data for processing. To mention few of these are Robots and
Machines used for knitting, laser-cutting devices, weaving,
embroidery, musical keyboards, milling, CNC and injection
molding are still getting their source by the use of so called
vulnerable floppies. Adding to the vow of industrial users in
addition to the waste of financial resources a lot of precious
time is being wasted in inputting data in the machines.
With the rapid change in USB
technology the goods news for users is that:
No more waste of time and precious resources as you
will never require floppies ever again. With the use of our
emulator you will have a secure and guaranteed long term
reliable solution to your problem of transferring data to your
Few of the worries with old Floppy Disks:
- Non availability at IT retail stores.
- Gets damaged by
- when placed in the range of apparatus generating
Magnetic effects like Phones, Stabilizers etc
- Dusty places and other adverse climatic conditions
- Gets weared out Mechanically
- Out of 10 out of box 7 gets damaged on 1st use
- Capacity is very low.
Features of our Magic Box :
- Against every one floppy disk drive users need one
Simulator. The unit has been designed in such a way that all
the connections are same ( data and power ), so no
customization needs to be performed while swapping the unit.
- The USB Pen Drive USB when inserted in the USB Floppy
Emulator replaces 100 floppies at a time.
- This USB converter and Pen drives are almost resistant
rather immune to effects created from magnetic field, dusty
environment or shocks.
- A simple software provided at free of cost to format a
USB Pen drive into 100 blocks of 1.44/1.2/720 kb capacity
each or as per user requirements.
This USB Floppy Converter is a boon for
all users working on all devices that currently using old
floppy. disk drives to transfer data.
|Ports, buttons and display
of the Floppy to USB (Original Colour of the product may differ )
This USB as floppy gives a new life to your old machines as it takes
over the place of substitutes the old legacy floppy disk drive!
- Data of upto 100 floppy disk size on a single USB
- Reliable media of storage!
available Interface for Floppy to usb
1.) 34 Pin Standard FDD Interface
- These version of floppy drive to usb are with
standard FDD height
and are available in 1.44 MB , 720 KB Double Density and 1.2 MB
26 Pin Ziff Type FDD Interface
- These versions of floppy to usb are with
Half height or slim
version which are available in 1.44 MB and 1.2 MB format
3.) USB Port Floppy
These 1.44 MB versions of usb as floppy are
for new generation computers and laptops which do not come with
standard 34 pin FDD Interface. These act as a USB Floppy drive
for these machines when plugged on the USB port.
Floppy Drive to USB
• USB socket Type A
4-pin socket like drive for voltage supply
34-pin / 26 Pin type Ziff socket for controller
FAT12 File System
Fix sector of size: 512 bytes/sector
3.5" -1.44MB: 80 tracks/18 sector
5.25"-1.2MB: 80 tracks /15 sector
3.5"- 720kB: 80 tracks /9 sector
||Two-digit, 7 segment display to display current virtual .
||5 V DC (ranges 4.5 5.5 V DC) 4pin voltage socket for 3.5"
||Smoke Grey/Black Plastic case
||3.5 inches and
Half Height /Slim versions
||approximately 100 mm - 25 mm -122 mm
||0 to 65 C
||5% to 90% ( non-condensing)
|Scope of supply
||Floppy Disk to
(Connect like a legacy 3.5" . drive)
|Switches on Front Panel
||Left- 10-90 ,
|Price Per Unit
||US $55 to $180 ( based on different Model )
Colour / Specs may change without any prior notice
Why should I Convert Floppy to USB?
From last so many years the floppy disk and the slow RS232
serial communication was the unique means to transfer data from a computer to system. These days
the floppy discs are phasing out and are very hard to find in computers and are
rarely seen on any shops. So in different countries like UK & USA vendors are providing
replacements of floppy drives. But, what will happen if a very expensive industrial machines is
stalled for just because that there is no floppy drive compatible to your
machine in the market to replace the defective floppy disk drive. We definitely hope that
users will not be with the mind to store hundreds of them to keep the machine running?
Now there is no need to worry, as almost everyone has and
alternative which will allows to convert
usb on almost any industrial machine or old computer currently
working on floppy drive. The best thing is that there is no need to change or
software or any wiring circuit so as to upgrade the old machines to use USB as
floppy. You only need to swap the floppy to usb by replacing the old floppy drive with this
usb as floppy. There are no tedious steps involved in it , and no engineering
level experience required to use the floppy to usb. Just disconnect the old floppy drive and
change with the new floppy disk to usb and that's all!
After swapping the floppy drive with floppy disk to usb your machine will now be able to
run for another many more years without any worries of floppy drive and you will
be able to use usb as floppy.
How floppy drive to usb works?
The floppy to usb gets
itself installed on the standard 34 pin or 26 pin Ziff type interface of machine
and fools the machines as if it was still connected with a floppy drive. When
the machine tries to read or write or try to perform any action of floppy disk
drive, it sends a signal to floppy drive to usb which is
connected on the FDD channel. Here the magic of floppy drive to usb
starts. It reads the USB pen drive connected and then
emulates the data to be processed as a floppy drive thereby treating usb as
floppy, thereby transferring the data to the
machine/device/equipment in the same way that is used by standard floppy drives. In
simple words, your
equipment will never come to know that the information it was trying to get
actually came from a USB flash drive.
Embroidery machines like Tajima, Melco, SWF, Lasser , Saurer
, Happy , Barudan and Brother can easily be configured to read from USB Flash
drives using these easy to install floppy to usb.
Just for the compatibility issues there are 2 different
dimensions of floppy disk to usb available with us. One is the
standard 34 pin full height interface version of floppy to usb which
comes with 3 different format versions i.e 1.44mb , 720 kb double density and
1.2 mb formats. The second type of floppy drive to usb is with 26 pin Ziff type interface with half
height slim version which comes is 1.44 , 720 kb double density versions.