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Floppy 3 Mode Support - The BIOS Optimization Guide

Floppy 3 Mode Support – The BIOS Optimization Guide

Floppy 3 Mode Support - The BIOS Optimization Guide

Floppy 3 Mode Support

Common Options : Disabled, Drive A, Drive B, Both

 

Quick Review

For reasons best known to the Japanese, their computers come with special 3 mode 3.5″ floppy drives. While physically similar to the standard 3.5″ floppy drives used by the rest of the world, these 3 mode floppy drives differ in the disk formats they support.

Unlike normal floppy drives, 3 mode floppy drives support three different floppy disk formats – 1.44 MB, 1.2 MB and 720 KB. Hence, their name. They allow the system to support the Japanese 1.2 MB floppy disk format, as well as the standard 1.44 MB and 720 KB (obsolete) disk formats.

If you own a 3 mode floppy drive and need to use the Japanese 1.2 MB disk format, you must enable this feature by selecting either Drive A, Drive B or Both (if you have two 3 mode floppy drives). Otherwise, your 3 mode floppy drive won’t be able to read the special 1.2 MB format properly.

However, if you only have a standard floppy drive, you must disable the Floppy 3 Mode Support feature or your floppy drive may not function properly.

 

Details

For reasons best known to the Japanese, their computers come with special 3 mode 3.5″ floppy drives. While physically similar to the standard 3.5″ floppy drives used by the rest of the world, these 3 mode floppy drives differ in the disk formats they support.

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Unlike normal floppy drives, 3 mode floppy drives support three different floppy disk formats – 1.44 MB, 1.2 MB and 720 KB. Hence, their name. They allow the system to support the Japanese 1.2 MB floppy disk format, as well as the standard 1.44 MB and 720 KB (obsolete) disk formats.

If you own a 3 mode floppy drive and need to use the Japanese 1.2 MB disk format, you must enable this feature by selecting either Drive A, Drive B or Both (if you have two 3 mode floppy drives). Otherwise, your 3 mode floppy drive won’t be able to read the special 1.2 MB format properly.

However, if you only have a standard floppy drive, you must disable the Floppy 3 Mode Support feature or your floppy drive may not function properly.

 

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Team Group PD700 USB 3.1 Gen2 Portable SSD Launched

Team Group just announced PD700, a high speed external storage product. The Team Group PD700 has an unmatched high speed performance and an eye catching look. Its R&D, design, product quality and marketing are all highly praised by judges of the 2016 Taiwan Excellence Award and won the award out of 498 companies and 1,180 entries in the category of Computer Hardware & Peripherals.

In the generation of information explosion, ultra high capacity and an easy to carry compact size are the two must requirements for consumers’ mobile digital lifestyle. PD700 is using the latest USB 3.1 Gen 2 interface and the newest Type-c cable to provide a transfer speed of up to 10Gb/s.

With an ultra high capacity of 960GB, the Team Group PD700 offers users a fast and direct way to access, edit and transfer files or applications. Users are able to experience the sensation of a lightning fast performance without any lag problem. PD700 can also satisfy the need for high speed transfer and multimedia storage at any time. By making file sharing easier, important information is able to be completely stored instantly, offering an efficient digital mobile lifestyle to users.

With deep and wide range of expertise in R&D, and a combination of practical performance and charismatic design, Team Group has been continuously dedicated to satisfying the needs of our consumers in every aspect. Merging beauty and technology, PD700 offers an uncompromised perfection of the metal craftsmanship. It is using one entire piece of forged aluminum as basis of the process.

The exterior design is using Aluminum concentric circles and diamond cutting. Through diamond cutting technology, and with seven steps of metal anodization process, the concentric circles are made not only to display an absolute minimalist design, but also an exquisite craftsmanship.

In addition to the amazing transfer speed and the eye catching metal crafted exterior, PD700 is compact and lightweight. It is only a little larger than the size of a name card and weighs only 120g, which can be easily carried in a pocket.

It is also the perfect match for ultra slim laptops like Ultrabook, MacBook, etc. to create an ideal, slim and lightweight trend of stylish technology. The exquisite and compact size is convenient for users to carry around, and makes it a zero hassle and expandable multimedia database with high mobility that can store important files and precious memories at any time.

With the built-in solid state drive, PD700 not only can achieve the best transfer performance, but also offers an all-around protection for data with capabilities of noise resistance, shockproof and fall resistance, so data corruption or data loss caused by external factors while using can be avoided. Its unique, high quality and extreme speed performance, not only make it a highly praised winner of the 2016 Taiwan Excellence Award, but also consumer’s best partner when living in a high efficient digital mobile lifestyle.

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Team Group PD700 Specifications

 

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