Shugart 850 drives

From: Steve Thatcher <>
Date: Thu Dec 9 17:46:22 2004

I have been moving data off 8" disks recently that I have keep in dry
storage for over 25 years. I, for the most part, have had no problem
reading those disks or formatting "new" disks that I have kept for the same
amount of time.

But then again, I have no had mice living in my floppy drives... :)

At 06:33 PM 12/09/2004, Tom Jennings wrote:
>On Thu, 9 Dec 2004, Eric Smith wrote:
> >
>holee ka-rap. OK, I can take a hint. I note that media is
>hard to find too, of the DSDD variety. Luckily I have 25 or
>so new-unused. I hope all the oxide doesn't fall off!
>There does seem to be some 8" SS media on ePay and elsewhere. Has
>it typically remained usable, assuming new-in-box?
Received on Thu Dec 09 2004 - 17:46:22 GMT

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