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Windows 10 and Iomega Floppy Plus

Filed under: General — taing @ 9:58 am

The Iomega Floppy Plus has been around for quite a while. It has CompactFlash and SD card slots in addition to being a 3.5″ floppy drive. When first plugged into a Windows 10 machine the CF and SD slots appear as drive letters. The Floppy remains silent and does not appear in the drive list.

You need to install drivers. Fortunately, while there are no official drivers from Iomega, there are drivers that work.

From Device Manager:

  • Select the X1DE-USB device from the Other Devices list.
  • Right-Click to Update Driver.
  • Browse My Computer for Driver Software.
  • Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer
  • Show All Devices
  • Manufacturer = NEC Systems / Model = NEC USB Floppy
  • Acknowledge the warningthat Windows can’t verify this is the right driver.

The floppy drive should work now. Refer to https://www.techgeekandmore.com/getting-the-iomega-usb-floppy-drive-working/ for a version of these instructions with screenshots.

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