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Is there any such thing as a 5.25 external USB floppy drive?

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1) If you have a 3.5" non-usb drive on your computer, it may be possible to add a Teac dual drive (FD 505) that is readily available on eBay at a very modest price. The caveats: many of the current BIOS do not support 5.25" drives at all, and some only support a single floppy (3.5" OR 5.25", but not both at the same time). The FD 505 uses jumpers to configure it as a single 3.5, a single 5.25, or both drives. If this doesn't work for you, you can put out about $60 for an outboard floppy controller card from that will work, even under Win8 (but you'll have to get power from your computer or an external supply for the actual drive). The actual card plugs in to a USB 2.0 port and is port powered.