8" floppy system needed to recover old game data
ajp166 at bellatlantic.net
Sat Oct 8 20:31:30 CDT 2005
>Subject: RE: 8" floppy system needed to recover old game data
> From: Vintage Computer Festival <vcf at siconic.com>
> Date: Sat, 08 Oct 2005 17:39:48 -0700 (PDT)
> To: "General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts" <cctalk at classiccmp.org>
>On Thu, 6 Oct 2005, Allison wrote:
>> For 8" stuff the prognosis is not so bad. However the media is so old that
>> may be more of a problem with oxide shedding.
>I haven't yet seen a floppy disk (and I have some probably as old as 30
>years by now) that have shed oxide.
I have. It's not common and some vendors were more prone to it and
humidity is a big factor. The earlier quality stuff as I said before
didn't do it. Bit I do have some crap Nashua stuff from around 84ish
that was known for it.
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