thinking of the "ultimate" retro x86 PCs - what bits to seek/keep ?

Geoffrey Oltmans oltmansg at
Wed Jun 8 15:36:29 CDT 2016

On Thu, Jun 2, 2016 at 6:16 PM, Chuck Guzis <cclist at> wrote:

> 2.88M 3.5" floppies were a huge mistake (there were also 2.88M 5.25"
> ones as well).  The media was expensive (I think I paid nearly $50 for
> box of 10 DSED floppies and the drives needed FDC support.  That being
> said, most P2 and later boxes did have 2.88M FDC support.  Drives were
> uncommon (e.g. Teac FD235J).  I think that I've seen all of about five
> floppies in for conversion over the last 20 years in 2.88M format.
given the poor track record of 3.5" DSHD media I've had in my collection, I
can only imagine how unreliable ED media is/was.

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