Reliable 3.5" DSHD diskettes
ard at p850ug1.demon.co.uk
Sun Nov 6 16:45:29 CST 2005
> I've noticed that what passes for 3.5" blank media nowadays is downright
This is a common moan here. I've noticed it too -- as I am fond of
pointing out, about 20 years ago I bought some 5.25" disks for my TRS-80
model 1. THose disks cost me (then) \pounds 3.00 each, and my Model 1
stored 88K on them (single sided, 35 cylinders, single density).
Thing is, those disks are still readable. I wish I could pay that sort of
price _now_ for a 3.5" disk and get something that I could read back
again in <n> years time. My data is worth a lot more than that.
(Oh and don't tell me to use CD-Rs or DVDs, or whatever. I've yet to find
such devives with an HPIL interface (for example)).
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