[Coco] Sigh of relief, refresh your floppies!
Stephen H. Fischer
SFischer1 at Mindspring.com
Fri Mar 26 18:38:59 EDT 2010
I learned long ago to write at the slowest speed offered and do not use
CD-RW. DVD-RW is better. Have not tried BlueRay yet.
Multiple CD-R copies of course. But they need only last for a few years now.
Do not store in a room with bulls also.
----- Original Message -----
From: <jdaggett at gate.net>
To: "Bruce W. Calkins" <brucewcalkins at charter.net>; "CoCoList for Color
Computer Enthusiasts" <coco at maltedmedia.com>
Sent: Friday, March 26, 2010 3:30 PM
Subject: Re: [Coco] Sigh of relief, refresh your floppies!
> On 26 Mar 2010 at 17:24, Bruce W. Calkins wrote:
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Stephen H. Fischer"
>> > Hi,
>> > I just got done reading ~ 200 floppies using OS9 and Retrieve, only one
>> > disk
>> > had a problem. They were written ~ 2001 when I made 3.5" copies of all
>> > the
>> > 5-1/4" disks. A very good move. Now to burn them to CD where they will
>> > be
>> > safe.
>> As long as you understand that CDs and DVDs are not permanent either.
>> Bruce W.
> I was reading an article where the speed of the write to a CD candetermine
> longevity. It
> seems that the 48X write speed are not very good for long term readablity.
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