8" floppy system needed to recover old game data
brad at heeltoe.com
Sun Oct 9 09:53:52 CDT 2005
Vintage Computer Festival wrote:
>I haven't yet seen a floppy disk (and I have some probably as old as 30
>years by now) that have shed oxide.
"back in the day" (say, 1980), I used to see it all the time if I ran an
system in an un-airconditioned room on the second floor in august.
I'd get read errors and pull out the floppy and there would be a literal
clear ring where the head had removed the oxide.
It seemed some mfg's were more prone to this than others. I susped the
temp in the room was over 90F and the media & binder just plan gave up.
I'd never do that today but at the time I was young, foolish and
inexperienced. (now I'm just the last two :-)
I've only seen it in very high temps (>90F), but I have seen it.
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