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USB Portable Diskette Drive - Overview


General information
This super-slim, lightweight, sturdy, and attractive USB-attached diskette drive takes its power requirements from the USB port. No external power adapter is required making this diskette drive fully mobile. The USB Portable Diskette Drive reads and writes 1.44MB diskette media and 720KB. Industry standard USB connectivity offers convenient connectivity to the ThinkPad i Series 1200/1300, NetVista S Series, and laptops/desktops with a USB port.

  • Very small form factor
  • Lightweight
  • Sturdy
  • Low power requirements help extend life of ThinkPad battery
  • Easy Plug and Play installation


  • 1 year limited customer carry-in exchange

This product replaces

  • None

This product was replaced by

  • Not Applicable

You will receive one box containing the following items:

  • USB Portable Diskette Drive
  • Carrying Case
  • User's Guide
  • Publications

Product marketing and replacement part numbers (FRU)
Part numbers applicable to: World Wide

  • Marketing part number: 05K9276
  • Replacement part number (FRU): 05K9283

Product dates

  • Announce date: 06/05/00
  • Planned availability date: 06/06/00
  • Withdrawal date: 12/29/09
  • Effective withdrawal date: 12/29/09
    No replacement product is available. This option may be available via the Lenovo Option Continuation Program (OCP)

Technical specifications
Performance specifications as known at time of announcement

  • USB Interface
  • 3.5-inch 720KB/1.44MB FDD
  • Super slim and lightweight
  • Available USB Bus supply current: 500 mA or less
  • Data capacity: 720KB/1.44MB (Formatted)
  • USB Data Transfer Rate: Full speed / 12 Mbps
  • Data Transfer Rate: 250 Kbits (720KB)/500 Kbits (1.44MB)
  • Number of Cylinders: 80
  • Rotation speed: 300 rpm, 360 rpm recording method: MFM
  • Media: High Density (2 HD) or Normal Density (2 DD)
  • 3/5-inch Micro Floppy Disks
  • Average Latency Time: 100 MSEC (1.44MB mode) 83.3 MSEC (720KB mode)

Physical, environmental, and compatibility specifications as known at time of announcement

  • .51 lbs
  • 230 g


  • .65 inches
  • 16.6 mm


  • 4.06 inches
  • 103 mm


  • 5.51 inches
  • 140 mm

Operating temperature

  • Between 4 degrees Celsius and 51 degrees Celsius
  • Between 39 degrees Fahrenheit and 125 degrees Fahrenheit

Relative humidity

  • Operating: between 20% and 80%

Agency approvals

  • FCC
  • CE
  • ACA/C-Tick
  • UL
  • CSA
  • TUV

No . The ENERGY STAR emblem does not represent EPA endorsement of any product or service.

Hardware requirements

  • Computer with USB Port
  • USB Universal Host Controller

Supported operating systems

  • Microsoft Windows 98, Windows ME, or Windows 2000


  • Some configurations may not be supported.

Document notes:

  1. The symbol * means that the information is currently unavailable for this product.
  2. All dates are represented in the US English format of mm/dd/yyyy (where mm=month, dd=day, yyyy=year).
  3. FRU stands for Field Replacement Unit. It is the part number used for ordering service/replacement parts.
  4. Effective Withdrawal means that on the given date the products will have been withdrawn from marketing. After that date, the product can not be obtained directly from IBM.

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