Bulk Erase 8" floppies

From: Tony Duell <ard_at_p850ug1.demon.co.uk>
Date: Wed Sep 17 18:01:10 2003

> 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.

Yes, it's perfectly safe (for the disks and the eraser, it's not safe for
the data, but that's what you want :-)).

There are no impossible-to-rewrite tracks on a normal 8" disk (unlike,
say, the servo information on some hard disk packs) so bulk-erased disks
can be reformatted and used.

Received on Wed Sep 17 2003 - 18:01:10 BST

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