floptical drives

From: Jules Richardson <julesrichardsonuk_at_yahoo.co.uk>
Date: Thu Aug 19 14:43:20 2004

On Thu, 2004-08-19 at 17:28, Pete Turnbull wrote:
> Good luck finding the media. I have some but I'm keeping
> it for my flopticals.

It's a funny old world and all that. This afternoon I went to pick up a
few stray bits of hardware from someone, and without my mentioning it
first, they happened to say that they thought they had a floptical drive
and some media going spare. Always amazes me how often things like that

I'll let the list know if it does pan out, as the main reason I'd hang
onto the drive I've got is in case I ever find any floptical media that
I need to read; I'm not going to actually use the drive otherwise. So
there may be media spare sometime soon for anyone who needs it...

> Do keep the drive clean. My experience is that they're vey
> prone to dying (and trashing disks) if they get too dusty.

Ta for the tip. This one's really grubby; I think it's just sat in a
loft for most of its life.


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