8" floppy system needed to recover old game data

Vintage Computer Festival vcf at siconic.com
Sun Oct 9 14:50:56 CDT 2005

On Sat, 8 Oct 2005, Allison 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.
> 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.

I should add the caveat that all my disks have always been stored in
California, so that helps :)


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