I am going to be ripping out my old fan controller, and putting in a larger one in a lower bay; since I've lost the faceplate for the 3.5" FDD bay it is currently occupying, I'd like to play a USB floppy drive in there (so it doesn't look like an eye sore, with the gaping hole and all). Plus I occasionally use floppies for odd jobs, so it all works out.
The problem I am running into, of course, is that my choices seem to be a slimline USB floppy drive (which is too small for the bay), or a 3.5" drive which doesn't use USB (having looked closely at a number of combo drives (floppy + memory card), I've noticed that they all seem to sport a FDD connector, which needs to be connected to use the floppy drive; pure WTF from my standpoint).
I actually wouldn't mind a slimline drive if someone can find a way to secure it inside a 3.5" bay.
And yes, I am running Windows 7 64-bit, with all the driver fun that may entail.
So, are there any old-timers out there who have run into this problem before and solved it? Or anyone younger who wants to take a crack at it?