HD Floppies in DD Drives

From: Philip.Belben_at_powertech.co.uk <(Philip.Belben_at_powertech.co.uk)>
Date: Mon Nov 17 08:31:16 1997

> William Donzelli wrote:
> > says that they will last at least ten years. The best solution (other than
> > mylar punched tape) is probably the older WORM drives (not MOs!), as they
> Purely out of morbid curiosity, has anybody ever considered making Tyvek
> tape? The stuff is damned near impossible to tear and difficult even to
> stretch enough to lose data.

That is actually a very good idea. I shall dig out some tyvek samples and
cut some inch-wide strips for initial tests. If this is OK, I shall
contact the manufacturers. I'll post results here, but can't make any
promises as to timescale.

FWIW I kept some tyvek samples (from an office supplies catalogue) for use
as gasket paper on my car. Works a treat on things like carburettors, gear
levers, etc. Don't fancy trying it on cylinder heads, though...

Received on Mon Nov 17 1997 - 08:31:16 GMT

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