GoTEK SFR1M44-U100...

Chuck Guzis cclist at
Mon Jul 16 10:31:46 CDT 2018

On 07/16/2018 07:38 AM, Liam Proven via cctalk wrote:

> I did that on occasion. So did some OS distributions, just to keep the
> number of boot diskettes down to just 3 and still be able to boot a
> bloated 1990s OS off floppy, plus enough drivers and storage subsystem
> to access a CD drive.

There were a couple of versions of web-browser with OS that fit on a
1.44M floppy.

Don't forget the XDF and DMF format as well as the 2M format.

The problem with 3.5" floppies for me was the declining quality of the
media as manufacturers raced toward the bottom pricing point.

IIRC that initially, a box of 10 3.5" DSHD floppies was about $50--at
least that's what I paid for a box of Fujis back then.  None from that
original box have survived.  Initially, 3.5" DSED cost about the same.

On the other hand, I still have some of my 8" floppies from the 1970s
that are quite readable today.


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