Floppy Disk Media

From: Kai Kaltenbach <kaikal_at_MICROSOFT.com>
Date: Thu Jul 10 13:54:40 1997

Unsurprisingly, the majority of floppy disk magnetic media was/is made
by the leaders in audio magnetic media. The two historic giants in that
field were BASF and 3M, who independently invented magnetic recording

Personally, my favorite floppy brand is Verbatim DataLife Plus. They
use a Teflon media coating and are virtually indestructible in normal
usage. If you spilled something on one, you just cut the side of the
jacket, pulled out the media, washed it in warm soapy water, put it back
in another jacket and you were good to go.


> ----------
> From: Marvin
> Reply To: classiccmp_at_u.washington.edu
> Sent: Thursday, July 10, 1997 10:36 AM
> To: Discussion re-collecting of classic computers
> Subject: Floppy Disk Media
> Just curious here, does anyone have a list of the MANY brands of
> floppy
> disks and who the actual manufacturer might be? I got intrigued
> several
> years ago with the many floppy disks that were available and have been
> just setting them aside as I saw interesting ones. So far, I haven't
> bothered to catalog them but it is interesting to see the different
> jackets.
Received on Thu Jul 10 1997 - 13:54:40 BST

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