SOLID STATE FLOPPY That Works in a STANDARD Floppy Drive

Sometimes retro tech is so advanced that it makes you wonder why you haven’t heard about it before. One such piece of amazing retro tech is the FlashPath.

A standard PC from the 90’s has 1.44 megabyte floppy drive built in. During that era cameras started using solid state media like Toshiba’s SmartMedia. Transferring files from your camera to your PC required special cables and software and was never painless. The company SmartDisk came up with a solution for that problem.

The FlashPath is a solid state floppy disk adapter that let’s you use solid state media in a standard 1.44mb floppy drive. It does need a driver, but that is a one-time install. There were drivers available for Windows 3.1, Windows 95/98, Windows NT4 and Linux.

I take a look at the FlashPath and test it under both Windows 98 and Windows 3.1.

NOTE: I zipped together all drivers I could find for the FlashPath during preparation for this video. These include drivers for Windows 3.1, Windows 95/98, Windows XP/2K, Windows NT4 and Linux. Use at your own risk!

  FlashPath All Drivers.zip (4.2 MiB, 2 hits)

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