Disks! 5.25" disks! I'm in *heaven*!

From: Jerome Fine <jhfine_at_idirect.com>
Date: Thu Mar 18 23:58:49 1999

>Cameron Kaiser wrote:

> See
> http://store.imation.com/
> and Diskette Products. DD 5.25" disks! Rapturous! They even have them
> for RX-50! *And* 8" disks! But be prepared to pay through the nose, of
> course ...

Jerome Fine replies:

I guess I am in luck. I have a small supply of what I still use. If there is an
emergency, I have a few 8" diskettes.

Realize for RX50 diskettes, you only need DSDD 360 KByte floppies
and a PC with an HD 5 1/4" floppy drive and a program called PUTR.
You MUST not use the HD 5 1/4" floppy in an RX50 drive
since it is not the same as the DSDD 360 KByte media - the HDs have
double the magnetic strength.

If you can't get any DSDD floppies, the source I just received some from
should be happy if we shared the profit and we each got 1 cent each
($ US 0.50 per bulk pack of 25) which would cost more to ship and
not worth while. Now if you can't FORMAT your DSDD 360 KByte
floppies, I would be unhappy to need to spend the time, but I will consider
producing a 25 pack for a dollar each. I am not set up to ship them, so
please don't ask unless this is an emergency. Compaq may still sell the
RX50s at about a dollar each. I remember when DEC used to gouge
at these same prices (as imation) and how annoyed I was. Hopefully
Compaq still has some RX50 media left. Even more hopefully, you
can find some DSDD 360 KByte floppies and FORMAT them
yourself! For PUTR, try:


Sincerely yours,

Jerome Fine
Received on Thu Mar 18 1999 - 23:58:49 GMT

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