Imation SuperDisk LS120 USB - how to install?


I have just bought an Imation SuperDisk Drive LS120 (SD-USB-M), originally a Mac drive, on eBay since I have an old LS120 disk I need to access, but when I plug it on

- my Surface Book 2 with Windows 10 version 1803 build 17134.165 it won't recognize it. On my device manager, it shows up as an "unknown USB device" with a problem. If I double click it the following message comes up: "device descriptor request failed." 

- an older Lenovo G70 running Windows 8, the device shows up on Device Manager as an ATAPI USB storage device with a problem. If I double-click on the device, it says: "This device cannot start (code 10)."

On the Lenovo, I tried to force install the driver for Imation - SuperDisk LS120 - authenticated, and -not,  and for a minute or two it shows the device in the list of USB devices in Device Manager. Still, the device remains invisible in the file browser and after a bit it in the device manager it shows again the same problem "This device cannot start (code 10)."

Is there a way to make it work or do I have to find Mac to connect it to?



Hi Federico,

This might indicate a hardware incompatibility. Let's see if we can resolve this by reloading the drivers. Follow these steps:

  1. Right-click on the Start menu button, and select Device Manager.
  2. Expand the Floppy disk drives section, right-click on the driver and select Uninstall device.
  3. Repeat the steps for Floppy drive controllers.
  4. Restart your computer.

Windows will automatically reinstall the drivers after restarting the computer.

Let me know how it goes by posting back and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

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Last updated May 14, 2021 Views 1,851 Applies to: