|Standard laptop external floppy drives have a data transfer rate of up to 62.5 Kbps, and utilize the power supplied by the USB bus. They have an average seek/access speed estimated at about 120 ms, and disks have the ability to hold up to 1.44 MB of data each. Laptop external floppy drives are compatible with almost every notebook, and are compliant under CE, RoHS, and Plug-and-Play standards. USB laptop external floppy drives are designed for maximum flexibility and have a space-saving enclosure to minimize its physical footprint.|
Plug-and-Play compliant notebook external floppy drives are automatically recognized by a device as soon as they are connected. They are lightweight and feature "Hot Plug" installation. "Hot Plug" connectivity permits users to connect and disconnect the device, without restarting the notebook. Users can also transfer information between notebooks, without any software required. Notebook external floppy drives read and write to 3.5" floppy disks, and accept 720K/1.44MB Windows-based and 1.4MB Macintosh formats. Laptop external floppy drives are capable of being booted-up with most devices without the need for an alternative power source.
Laptop external floppy drives may be connected to any PC or Mac computer that is equipped with a USB port. Users can also perform all installations, upgrades, and read/write procedures directly from the computer, and have the ability to read and write to all types of formatted floppy disks.