Ok the situation in short. I have an OpenBSD box running an SMB Server (think My Network Neighbore hood or w/e) for sharing files between systems. Having to resort to the lowest common denominator for distributed file systems and not finding any thing more fun for my needs.
I might have a few bucks coming in soon... so I was thinking about correcting this.
Ma's Desktop has a Floppy drive and I rarely use it.
My Desktop has a 9-in-1 media card reader
My Laptop has a 4-in-1 media card reader
My 'Server' box has a Floppy drive
The "junked" PC that I have, I'd like to some day fix up - it only has a floppy drive.
I would like to be able to transfer files between them but without having to screw with the distributed file system being tacked on to my command line environment.
Most times the files I transfer would be textural, documents in various formats... usually plain text, program source code, web pages (XHTML/CSS), TeX/LaTeX sources, open document format (office suite), Portable Document Format (PDf's) and PostScript (.ps) files. Some times images, music, and video but I don't really mind having to copy them to the SMB Server for the big stuff.
Buy an external 3.5" Floppy, this would really be the LCD since 2 PC's already have them and I love the 3.5" diskettes as I never really got a chance to use them when they were the "norm". The only sucky thing is the speed of I/O (at least for the internally mounted ones lol) and the limited file space. I've got 10 stiffies and a few 'spares' here. I've only used 1 for an OpenBSD boot disk and 1 for storing copies of my CD Keys.
Buy a Memory/Flash Card that works in both my Desktop and my Laptops ard readers and use it for file storage. I don't own a Digital Camera or I would already have done this <_ i="" think="" could="" get="" a="" really="" good="" buy="" if="" the="" local="" stores="" have="" prices="" like="" what="" seen="" online="" and="" storage="" space="" is="" great="" for="" seen.="">
Buy a USB Stick and use that. I had one from Lexar but it got "bent" out of shape and I snapped the ports connector to the PCB when I took it apart to see how it worked (after it stopped working and taking a backup before the failure of course). So I really don't want to go this route again and the local stores are very high priced to get a good sized UFD.
So, what do you guys think?
At the moment I'm thinking Option B if the price is right.