You thought the floppy disk was long dead. You thought that, in today’s cloud-centric age—a time in which even miulti-gigabyte flash drives are ridiculously inexpensive—that the humble 3.5-inch plastic-encased disk would be a relic.
You’d be right. But that didn’t stop one ingenious soul from trying to bring it back.
A photo album Dr. Moddnstine posted to Imgur describes the floppy-SD Card hybrid in more detail. The process involved cutting out a notch in a 3.5-inch floppy disk to make room for the SD Card—the sliding door acting as a shield for the SD Card’s metal contacts.
Hacking the drive itself to support the SD Card took a little work, but Dr. Moddnstine noticed that “the 5.25 floppy edge connector had the same spacing as an SD card,” which made the whole thing possible. After modifying the data cable and pins, attaching a USB 3.0 adapter, and making some final adjustments, the SD Card floppy drive was up and running.