Where can I find 5.25 DS/DD disks?

From: Don Maslin <donm_at_cts.com>
Date: Fri Jun 23 23:56:06 2000

On Fri, 23 Jun 2000, Earl Evans wrote:

> Hello all,
> I have a couple of questions regarding 5.25 inch, DS/DD disks...
> First, where is the best place to buy some new ones?

I don't know about the *best* place, but DiskDirect has them for $.25 ea
in quantity of 10 and $.20 in Quantity of 100. Their site is
> Second, does any manufacturer still produce this media, and what is the
> shelf life? Basically, what I'm asking here is, will our 5.25 drives become
> useless before too much longer?

Shelf life has been demonstrated to be 29 years and more with good
quality diskettes and moderate storage conditions. I think 5.25" drives
in legacy machines will be around for some time.
> I remember a discussion on the group a while back regarding the use of HD
> media in DD drives. After reading about two thousand messages more
> complicated than quantum mechanics, I gave up trying to figure it out :-)

Basically, it will not be successful!

> So now I've resigned myself to seek the newest 5.25 DS/DD disks that I can
> find. Any help appreciated! Long live my Commodore 128!

Don't overlook getting used ones, bulk degaussing, peeling the labels,
and starting all over again.

                                                 - don
Received on Fri Jun 23 2000 - 23:56:06 BST

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