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    Default ITX motherboard with dual floppy support wanted.

    Thanks anyway, but I've decided to install a LS-120 drive in my existing system to read and write 3.5" floppies.
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    doesn't exist. at least for Win7. You might find a pentium 3 era board for win98.

    This has been asked here before. Long story short, I use a micro atx setup. 1 5.25 floppy on the mobo itself, and I use either a usb 3.5 drive or an ls-120.
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    I think there were one or two mATX (a bit larger, but still small) Socket AM2+ boards that still had 2-floppy support. The problem with mITX is that everything's on a diet, and sacrifices must be made for the good of the cause.

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    The downside with AM2 and later motherboards was that to use floppy drives the High Performance Event Timer needs to be disabled. One can't have a system setup up to provide both good game play with an FPS from 2005 and access the floppy drive; changing the BIOS and rebooting is needed.

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    Well, I'm not a game player, so that doesn't affect me. Perhaps there's a socket 939 board that fits the description, then.

    I have a socket 478 P4 mATX board from IBM that supports 2 floppies, but it's utter garbage otherwise. Uses SDRAM, not DDR and a slow P4...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck(G) View Post
    Well, I'm not a game player, so that doesn't affect me. Perhaps there's a socket 939 board that fits the description, then.

    I have a socket 478 P4 mATX board from IBM that supports 2 floppies, but it's utter garbage otherwise. Uses SDRAM, not DDR and a slow P4...
    Thanks for the offer, but I need the board to be ITX or DTX; It's going to live inside an unmodified IBM 5150 chassis and mATX won't fit in the motherboard area.

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    If i was doing that, i'd probably use a rasberry pi and usb floppy disks. No 5.25, but there are ways around it. I would not be surprised to find a pi shield that controls floppy disks.
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    You might be able to find a used Shuttle SN41g2 or a sff of that vintage with a floppy connector.

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    Well, I've used an Orange Pi to read and write USB floppies using Ubuntu for ARM.

    But somehow, I don't think that's what the OP is after. For example, when he's given an .IMD for a 5.25" 360K floppy, what does he do?

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    There are quite a few socket 478 SFF industrial motherboards on ebay with dual floppy support. This one should work:

    www.ebay.com/itm/182231388953

    Here is the manual

    http://www.totalnet.co.kr/filebank/driver/menual66.pdf

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