[Coco] Get those hard to find disks...
os9dude at gmail.com
Thu Dec 11 05:39:12 EST 2008
Indeed a floppy disk is something easily regarded as flimsy within today's
current crop of mass storage media.
Still, I am simply amazed that a great deal of my floppy disks, and some of
them acquired in the mid 80s, are still alive and read perfectly without any
problems. Brands? many of them are the ones sold by Radio Shack followed by
a slew of Sony, Memorex and Imation disks; the ones that I've found actually
on the way out (jacket edges brittle and dried out) are no-brand-name bulk
disks which I have already copied to new media - the disks themselves have
shown no problems, but the jackets.
It has been 25 years gone by for some of them... well beyond their intended
-=[ Rogelio ]=-
On Thu, Dec 11, 2008 at 2:54 AM, Michael Robinson
<deemcr at robinson-west.com>wrote:
> Generally I'm disinclined to buy floppy disks, but there
> are some programs, like Gauntlet II, that won't run over
> drivewire. Floppies are inherently unreliable....
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