Bulk Erase 8" floppies

From: Don Maslin <donm_at_cts.com>
Date: Wed Sep 17 15:29:00 2003

On Wed, 17 Sep 2003, chris wrote:

> Is it safe to use a Bulk Tape Eraser on 8" floppies? I don't see why not,
> but I figured I'd ask the pros before I did it.

It works just fine, Chris!

                                                - don

> I have a case load of 8" floppies that will be in the piles of stuff to
> be gotten rid of at my "Open House". The problem is, almost all of them
> carry accounting records on them (payroll, and stuff like that). Granted
> they are years old, but some of the people on the disks still work for us
> (and most of them are still alive).
> Naturally I want to erase them before they leave my custody, but I don't
> have the time to format each one.
> And don't anyone panic... the case of disks are NOT on the list headed to
> the dumpster. If they aren't sold/taken over the weekend, I plan to try
> to sell them off in small bundles (and probably trade/give away the ones
> that carry actual software to other people that have System 23s)
> I also forgot to mention, 3/4" UMatic VCRs will be available here as
> well. Many are older top loading, but a few are newer front loading Sony
> units.
> -chris
> <http://www.mythtech.net>
Received on Wed Sep 17 2003 - 15:29:00 BST

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