What Is an FDD Connector?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Apr 16, 2020 7:49:31 PM ET

An FDD connector is a pin ribbon connector that connects a floppy disk drive with the computer's motherboard. This connector also provides a route through which data on the floppy disk can be read and displayed on the computer's interface.

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An FDD connector is fitted with 34 pin holes, which is six less than a standard IDE connector. As of 2014, floppy disks that are connected to a computer are assigned to "Drive A:" and are displayed as such on the computer screen. A typical FDD connector has a red stripe running down one side that indicates the location of the first pin.