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

Paul Berger phb.hfx at
Mon Oct 26 09:43:54 CDT 2015

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" 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.
> cheers
> Jules
Not long ago I bought a 100 from 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.


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