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=== UltraslimBay Floppy Drive ===
 
=== UltraslimBay Floppy Drive ===
This is a 3.5" floppy drive for the UltraslimBay.
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This is a floppy disk drive that slides into an UltraslimBay.
 
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=== Features ===
 
=== Features ===
* 3.5" floppy drive
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* Read/Write capabilities:
* Reads/writes 1.44MB and 720MB floppy disks
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** 3.5-inch 1.44MB High Density
* Externally attachable
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** 3.5-inch 1.25MB Japanese Density
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** 3.5-inch 720KB Double Density
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* Activity LED
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* [[Floppy Connector#21_mm_drive|Floppy Connector port (21 mm)]]{{footnote|1}}
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{{footnotes|
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#This requires a cable (12J0432) to be able to be used externally.
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=== Part numbers ===
 
=== Part numbers ===
Sony
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==== Sony MPF72S-1 ====
*Marketing PN: 20L1931
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* 05K8874, 20L1931
*FRU PN: 05K8874
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=== Linux support ===
 
=== Linux support ===
The drive is supported by the kernel's floppy driver.
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In the case that you have two FDDs, or want to attach the FDD externally after the booting process; be aware that the floppy drivers' hardware auto-detection cannot be relied upon. However, you can force the floppy driver to use both of them by adding the following line to {{path|/etc/modprobe.conf}}:
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options floppy floppy=1,4,cmos
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This will give you support for either external FDD, or UltraslimBay FDD, or both if you plug them in after the booting process.
  
=== Supported with ===
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If there is a FDD attached to the external port during the boot process, it will be identified as {{path|/dev/fd0}} and the FDD in the UltraslimBay will be identified as {{path|/dev/fd1}}. Otherwise (assuming no FDDs are externally attached during boot or FDD in UltraslimBay during boot), the UltraslimBay FDD would be assigned as {{path|/dev/fd0}} and external port would be assigned as {{path|/dev/fd1}}. An ACPI-aware floppy driver would have the ability to stop the devices from swapping around, but such a thing doesn't exist yet.
*ThinkPad {{600}}, {{600E}}, {{600X}}
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*[[Portable Drive Bay]]
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*[[UltraBase]]
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=== Vendor documentation ===
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== Models supporting this accessory ==
*[http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=MIGR-4TATHQ Product overview page]
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* {{6 Series}}
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* {{Portable Drive Bay}}, {{UltraBase}}
  
[[Category:Components]]
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[[Category:Ultrabay Devices]]

Latest revision as of 19:32, 4 April 2020

UltraslimBay Floppy Drive

This is a floppy disk drive that slides into an UltraslimBay.

Features

  • Read/Write capabilities:
    • 3.5-inch 1.44MB High Density
    • 3.5-inch 1.25MB Japanese Density
    • 3.5-inch 720KB Double Density
  • Activity LED
  • Floppy Connector port (21 mm)1

FOOTNOTES [Δ]
  1. This requires a cable (12J0432) to be able to be used externally.

Part numbers

Sony MPF72S-1

  • 05K8874, 20L1931

Linux support

In the case that you have two FDDs, or want to attach the FDD externally after the booting process; be aware that the floppy drivers' hardware auto-detection cannot be relied upon. However, you can force the floppy driver to use both of them by adding the following line to /etc/modprobe.conf:

options floppy floppy=1,4,cmos

This will give you support for either external FDD, or UltraslimBay FDD, or both if you plug them in after the booting process.

If there is a FDD attached to the external port during the boot process, it will be identified as /dev/fd0 and the FDD in the UltraslimBay will be identified as /dev/fd1. Otherwise (assuming no FDDs are externally attached during boot or FDD in UltraslimBay during boot), the UltraslimBay FDD would be assigned as /dev/fd0 and external port would be assigned as /dev/fd1. An ACPI-aware floppy driver would have the ability to stop the devices from swapping around, but such a thing doesn't exist yet.

Models supporting this accessory