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USB Floppy drive YD-8U10

How to install

Since this device operates with the OS-standard built-in driver, you can simply use it by connecting the USB cable.

Compatible media and format

  • 2HD 1.44MB: Read / Write / Format
  • 2DD 720 KB: Read / Write
  • 2HD DMF 1.7MB: Read
  • 2HD 1.25MB: Read / Write (Japanese domestic format)
  • 2HD 1.21MB: Read / Write (Japanese domestic format)

Restrictions

The OS permits you to format (initialize) only a floppy disk with 1.44-megabytes of capacity. Because of this restriction, when a 2DD (720 KB) disk is in the FDD, the Capacity section in the Format menu remains blank. http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q302/1/13.ASP
However, it is possible to perform disk formatting on the USB-compliant FDD by specifying the following options at the command level prompt.

    - 720KB [format /t:80 /n:9 A:]

  • When the USB FDD is connected with a 1.25-MB or 640-KB FD inserted, the 5-inch FDD icon may be displayed on the Explorer screen. The USB FDD can be used without any problem, even though it is displayed as the 5-inch FDD.

USB MemoryStick Reader YD-8V10

How to install

Since this device operates with the USB storage driver that comes standard with Windows XP, you can simply use it by connecting the USB cable.

Compatible media

  • 4- to 128-MB MemoryStick

Restrictions

  • It is recommended that MemoryStick formatting be done on the digital camera. If you format the MemoryStick under Windows XP, your digital camera may not be able to access it.

  • When a MemoryStick that contains digital camera image data is inserted, a dialog box for prompting you to select a desired task, e.g. Slide Show, automatically appears, which is a feature newly incorporated into Windows XP. For the use, refer to the manual for the OS.
  USB Tri-Media Reader YD-8V00

Driver software for Windows XP

Please download the driver file "tmrxp.zip" (include install manual) from our web site and install it.

Compatible media and format

  • Floppy Diskette
    - 2HD 1.44MB: Read / Write / Format
    - 2DD 720 KB: Read / Write
    - 2HD DMF 1.7MB: Read
    - 2HD 1.25MB: Read / Write (Japanese domestic format)
    - 2HD 1.21MB: Read / Write (Japanese domestic format)

  • SmartMedia card
    - 4- to 128-MB (3 or 3.3 volt) Media
    - The 5-volt card is not supported.

  • CompactFlash card
    - Type I and Type II CompactFlash cards
    - IBM Microdrive 340 MB, 512 MB, and 1 GB

Restrictions

  • CompactFlash and SmartMedia segment
    It is recommended that card formatting be done on the digital camera. If you format the card under Windows XP, your digital camera may not be able to access it.

  • When a CompactFlash or SmartMedia card containing digital camera image data is inserted, a dialog box will prompt you to select a desired task, e.g. Slide Show, automatically appears. This is a feature newly incorporated into Windows XP. For instructions on using this "AutoPlay" feature, please refer to the manual for the OS.

  • Floppy Disk Drive segment
    The OS permits you to format (initialize) only a floppy disk with 1.44-megabytes of capacity. Because of this restriction, when a 2DD (720 KB) disk is in the FDD, the Capacity section in the Format menu remains blank.

  • When the USB FDD is connected with a 1.25-MB or 640-KB FD inserted, the 5-inch FDD icon may be displayed on the Explorer screen. The USB FDD can be used without any problem, even though it is displayed as the 5-inch FDD.
  USB Tri-Cabin YD-8V01

Driver Software for Windows XP
The driver for USB Tri-Media Reader also support USB Tri-Cabin. Please download the driver file "tmrxp.zip" (include install manual) from our web site and install it.

Compatible media and format

  • Floppy Diskette
    - 2HD 1.44MB: Read / Write / Format
    - 2DD 720 KB: Read / Write
    - 2HD DMF 1.7MB: Read
    - 2HD 1.25MB: Read / Write (Japanese domestic format)
    - 2HD 1.21MB: Read / Write (Japanese domestic format)

  • SmartMedia card
    - 4- to 128-MB (3 or 3.3 volt) Media
    - The 5-volt card is not supported.

  • CompactFlash card
    - Type I and Type II CompactFlash cards
    - IBM Microdrive 340 MB, 512 MB, and 1 GB

Restrictions

  • It is recommended that card formatting be done on the digital camera. If you format the card under Windows XP, your digital camera may not be able to access it.

  • When a CompactFlash or SmartMedia card containing digital camera image data is inserted, a dialog box will prompt you to select a desired task, e.g. Slide Show, automatically appears. This is a feature newly incorporated into Windows XP. For instructions on using this "AutoPlay" feature, please refer to the manual for the OS.
  PC-card floppy disk (FlashBuster Series)

This product is incompatible with Windows XP.
When your OS is upgraded to Windows XP, this products may not work properly.
  • With some PCs, this device operates with the "Toshiba PCMCIA Floppy controller (Type A)" simply by connecting it.
  • It may not operate on PCs other than Toshiba's, which do not incorporate a built-in FDC. (This applies to Windows 2000 as well.)
  • In particular, notice that the device does not operate on Sony's VAIO Series.
  • In response to inquiries about that, we recommend using a USB FDD.

 

Twin Cabin

This product is incompatible with Windows XP.
When your OS is upgraded to Windows XP, this products may not work properly.

Since the Twin Cabin's board is incompatible with Plug and Play, resource allocation may go wrong. With a great deal of luck, the device operates with the "Intel PCIC compatible PCMCIA controller".

But, we could not recommend to use this on Windows XP and could not support it.

   Last Updated: Feb. 19, 2010    Copyright © 1998-2010 YE Data Inc. All Rights Reserved.