Substituting DSHD for DSDD disks (or DS2D if you prefer)

Jules Richardson jules.richardson99 at
Mon Oct 26 09:38:12 CDT 2015

On 10/24/2015 09:14 PM, Fred Cisin wrote:
> Are we really running short of "720K" floppies?

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.



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