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USB floppy drives are not supported in ESX/ESXi 4.x and later versions (1016911)

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ESX/ESXi 4.0 and later supports only those floppy drives that use bulk-only USB mass storage protocol. Most physical USB floppy drives, except for the Hewlett Packard iLO or Dell DRAC emulations, are therefore not supported.


Do not use USB floppy drives with ESX/ESXi 4.x and later. USB flash drives and disk drives are supported in ESX/ESXi 4.x and later and enable the transfer of files to or from the service console.
For list of devices that are supported, please refer the VMware Compatibility guide.

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