Might as well send me .mp3 files on an 8-track.
No, that analogy probably isn’t right. An 8-track would go with the 5.25″ floppys and the 3.5″ floppy would go with a cassette tape. I think.
Oh it doesn’t matter. I did find a spare internal 3.5″ drive from a laptop I had several years ago but it doesn’t plug into my “new” laptop that is 3 years old.
I spent about 45 minutes in a Dell chatroom waiting for help just to find out Dell offers nothing to help me. Get this, my chat support guy was named “Max Mace”. How cool is that? But he told me I can’t use those drives. Oh, yeah, I said “those”. I found a zip drive and remembered we have files on zip disks too.
So I just ordered a cable to plug them into USB. I hope it works. And if it does, I’m moving all of those files off and onto a USB drive.
Who needs Mac’s Time Machine when you can do this instead?