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I want to install a floppy disk drive, but my new ASUS P8Z68-V LX mobo does not have the floppy drive connection pins on it. What can I do? Is there an adapter? Or does a USB-floppy work at XP boot-up time in order to load RAID drivers?

Ok, I bought the usb floppy and did the F6 thing, but it still doesn't boot up in RAID. mode! What is going on? I can boot up this xp pro sp3 system in IDE mode no pingroblem. I switch to RAID mode, boot up, go to Windows recovery and do the F6 t mode hing. This seems to work ok, but it still doesn't boot in RAID mode. What am I missing? The raid mode boot seems to start but goes to bios then the xp recovery screens. Thank you.

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"IDE mode"? That motherboard has no IDE. – Bobson Feb 27 '12 at 16:02

It would appear that you will have to either use a USB floppy drive, or purchase an add-on card that supports floppy drives.

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+1 USB floppy is the easiest solution – Dave M Feb 8 '12 at 19:50
Justin is correct; not only is there no obvious way to connect a floppy drive (or IDE drives for that matter), but the manual does not even mention the term floppy (or IDE). That board also has no serial or parallel ports or connectors. It is just one of those ultra-modern, future-looking boards that all abandons backward-compatibility (which some of us despise) for performance and simplicity. – Bobson Feb 27 '12 at 16:01

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