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agbvader

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I have a Floppy drive i want to connect to my new pc, but my motherboard has no 2x17 pin connectors, only SATA. can someone make an adaptor for this purpose?
 
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that’s pretty cool, but i don’t think i have any internal usb ports
Is this a "name brand" system, or a home built? Pretty much all commodity motherboards have at least one or more internal USB headers. I have like 4 in my system, and the front panel port only occupies one, so I pull the rest out with fence post adapters, like this....

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And even if you don't have any internal headers, you can route a cable out to a port on the back...
 
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agbvader

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Is this a "name brand" system, or a home built? Pretty much all commodity motherboards have at least one or more internal USB headers. I have like 4 in my system, and the front panel port only occupies one, so I pull the rest out with fence post adapters, like this....

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And even if you don't have any internal headers, you can route a cable out to a port on the back...
that’s not exactly what i meant
i mean ports completely inside the case.

(the image i tried to attach was too large)
I have the SkyTech Shadow
 
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I guess I don't get what the problem is. You can take the USB adapter I linked to above off of the fence post bracket, then use that to plug into an internal USB header on your motherboard.

Either way, SATA is a completely different protocol, and it's unlikely you would ever see a SATA to floppy adapter. It's possible in theory, I suppose, but with the USB adapter devices so cheap, there's no reason for someone to spend the hundreds of thousands of dollars to design and build a SATA device.
 

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Look at your motherboard look for a 9/10 pin (2 rows of 5 pins usually a missing pin making it 9 pins) labeled as "USB/USB2 etc" on the board. Most boards have a minimum of 1 often 2 on more modern boards. USB3 is often on the board as well, but many more pins and closer spacing. Those internal header pins are normal usb ports, just made for going either to the front usb ports or other usb devices like card readers or internal usb hubs and other items. If you find that and there is a spare one, you can get the part TomXP411 suggested, just take the screws out and get the metal plate out of the way and plug it in. Then plug in one of those USB Floppy Drives and figure a way to mount it.

I am in no way saying that any 9/10 pin internal header is a usb port. In fact there are usually several that are NOT usb, so read the label beside the port.

If you have no free internal usb headers. You can buy a Pci Express USB Card, there are plenty of them that an "internal" standard usb port. So one example is this one:



An alternative to trying to mount an external usb floppy internally is to get one of these and install a regular internal floppy drive:
 
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