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 PostPost subject: Do you still own floppy discs?        Posted: Sat Jul 07, 2018 2:07 am 
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I have a whole case of them. Do you guys have any still lying around your house anywhere?


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 PostPost subject: Re: Do you still own floppy discs?        Posted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 8:43 pm 
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Yep. A pile of 3.5'', some 5.25'' and have access to some 8''.


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 PostPost subject: Re: Do you still own floppy discs?        Posted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:51 am 
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Yes. 5 1/4" and 3 1/2" disks.

PC, Mac and Amiga.

I've been on the fence about getting a floppy emulator.

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 PostPost subject: Re: Do you still own floppy discs?        Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:05 am 
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Tons, but mostly 20 years of poorly organized work and tax documents. Its amazing how long they last with no maintenance, especially when compared to hard drives, casettes, and cds.


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 PostPost subject: Re: Do you still own floppy discs?        Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:31 am 
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Tons, but mostly 20 years of poorly organized work and tax documents. Its amazing how long they last with no maintenance, especially when compared to hard drives, casettes, and cds.
That is not always the case, unless those are from around the 1980s (or maybe even the early 1990s). My family had a box of floppies that I think we bought in 2001~, and they didn't make it to 2009.

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 PostPost subject: Re: Do you still own floppy discs?        Posted: Sun Jul 15, 2018 4:38 am 
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Yes, I actually have a stack of 44 3.5" floppies on my desk, each one has different content for the old computers that I have in my collection (I have a bunch of computers that have 3.5" floppy drives installed).

If you count ZIP disks, I have eight of those. I also have a box of Maxell 5.25" HD floppies reserved for a day where I find a cheap 5.25" HD/1.2MB drive.

Floppy emulators seem like a good way to keep floppy oriented PCs working even after the day where floppy disks become extinct, but I prefer to use them as a last resort, the good old noise of a real floppy drive sounds too good for me to sacrifice for as long as they're still usable. :P


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 PostPost subject: Re: Do you still own floppy discs?        Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 3:48 am 
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ATeamInc wrote:
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Tons, but mostly 20 years of poorly organized work and tax documents. Its amazing how long they last with no maintenance, especially when compared to hard drives, casettes, and cds.
That is not always the case, unless those are from around the 1980s (or maybe even the early 1990s). My family had a box of floppies that I think we bought in 2001~, and they didn't make it to 2009.

Huh, all of mine are from a bulk order my work made in the mid 90s, and I haven't had any problems. I guess I really lucked out :)


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 PostPost subject: Re: Do you still own floppy discs?        Posted: Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:17 am 
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Have few old 3,5inch floppies from 1990s. I am using them to copy software to old computer i found in trash with working 640gb hdd next to it


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 PostPost subject: Re: Do you still own floppy discs?        Posted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 6:21 am 
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Yes, I have about twenty four 3.5" disks, they're split into two beige disk holders from RadioShack. The latest one I remember using was for MikeOS in early-mid 2011, another one I have is a Gateway 2000 floppy that was re-written for a Dell Dimension 4100 BIOS (version A11) sometime in 2005. Most of the disks either have only text files or DOS command files.


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 PostPost subject: Re: Do you still own floppy discs?        Posted: Fri Aug 03, 2018 5:32 pm 
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Yeah. I have many floppy disks (more than 20 years!). I use KryoFlux device to dump contents from disks into image files.


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 PostPost subject: Re: Do you still own floppy discs?        Posted: Sat Aug 04, 2018 5:23 pm 
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I have several floppy disks. All but one is 3.5". I have what me and my friends called the "magic disk". We used it to fix Windows or reinstall it or to boot a machine into dos. All it was, was just a glorified DOS boot disk but it came in handy. Somewhere I have a copy of TimeWorks "Word Writer PC" from the late 80s (5" & 3.5"). I also have a couple games but I don't remember which ones offhand.


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 PostPost subject: Re: Do you still own floppy discs?        Posted: Mon Aug 06, 2018 6:29 am 
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Tons upon tons, which means at some point I'll have to start sorting and copying before its too late... not to mention, still have a pile of "new" factory sealed boxes.
Hopefully the KryoFlux will be back in stock and shipped soon.


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