On 2/27/23 09:30, Warner Losh wrote:
Prior to about 1984 or 85, the failure rate for DD
floppies for me was
high enough that I splurged for the QD. After 84 or 85, I never had any
using DD media. I suspect that yields must have gotten better, but maybe I
just had bad luck prior to going to college...
There was a lot of junk in the floppy arena in the early days. The
brands that vanished were numerous. Brown, Elephant...all terrible.
If I look at my 5.25" archives, most early survivors are 3M, Dysan or
Verbatim. A few Xidex. All of the off-brands have eventually failed
and been weeded out. Wabash was legendary in its awfulness in the 5.25"
Of course, if you're going to use DD floppies in an RX50 drive, you'll
need to purchase some stick-on arrows...