OT(ish) - floppy quality

From: Ed Kelleher <Pres_at_macro-inc.com>
Date: Thu Sep 9 05:44:47 2004

At 05:23 AM 9/9/2004, you wrote:
>Is anyone else finding that new floppy disks these days tend to be total
>crud? I've just chucked yet another one (Sony) in the bin after it
>survived reading the data I'd put on it back a total of two times before
>it began to give read errors...
>(It's not the drive; I get the same problem regularly using several
>different drives, and have no trouble reading and writing to media
>that's several years old)

Noticed the same thing,
increases wear on the sneakers terribly.

But found the diskettes that Microsoft used for distributions are pretty good.
And with old copies of Win95A, Access, Word, etc. you got a LOT of diskettes.
Albeit with their funky 1.7MB format.

Anyone gonna fuss about not preserving these? :-)

Received on Thu Sep 09 2004 - 05:44:47 BST

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