I'm far away from my main box right now, and my home, but pondering this question. The Inspiron 530 I got doesn't have a floppy drive. In it's place is an SD card reader. I was wondering if you could store a non-local syskey on an SD card instead by choosing the option to store the key on a floppy disk? That it would work the same way?... I can't test it out myself right now and won't be able to for about 2 weeks. If it won't work I guess I'll be looking to buy a floppy drive for it, because this is a measure I personally consider prudent to utilize. But I'm kinda stuck between Scylla & Charybdis here... newer boxes faze out floppy drives, yet on XP I still have use for one in this manner. I don't even know if I can FIND a floppy drive for this computer. Do they come in non-IDE flavors? I honestly don't know? If the above won't work, can anyone recommend a good floppy/SD combo drive for an Inspiron 530? Or even just the floppy drive, as I already have a SD to USB reader/converter. So I don't even need the SD ports. I'd order it awhile and have it shipped home so it's there waiting for me by the time I get back. Thanks for any help.