On 2015-10-26 11:38 AM, Jules Richardson wrote:
On 10/24/2015 09:14 PM, Fred Cisin wrote:
Are we really running short of "720K"
I went around all the local places that I could think of a couple of
years ago and bought up whatever stock of floppies that I could find
(and picking sure were slim). Quite a few boxes of 3.5" HD, a few
boxes of 5.25" DD, but zero 3.5" DD and 5.25" HD.
3.5" HD media just killed off the use of 3.5" DD and 5.25" HD, I
suppose. I'm not sure what the reason for my finding a few boxes of
5.25" DD was, though - perhaps it was just produced in sufficient
volume for there to still be a few survivors kicking around.
I've never had any luck finding used disks anywhere locally; people
are a bit too concerned about data theft these days, and all of that
seems to go straight to landfill.
Not long ago I bought a 100 from floppydisk.com
for use with my vintage
HP's they where reputed to be used but looked like new to me. They seem
to work fine, I have not had any fail to format or fail in use.