i'm fairly certain, but not 100%. what brand/model laptop is it?
i want to point out that instead of spending that money on a slow 1.44mb floppy drive based on archaic technology, you'd be much better off getting a cheap 16, 32, or 64mb usb key thing. if your laptop can boot from a usb floppy drive, it will be able to boot from a usb key. it will be faster, more durable, and hold more.