Broken floppy disks
ard at p850ug1.demon.co.uk
Mon Aug 20 17:14:38 CDT 2007
> Ade Vickers wrote:
> > I must admit, I don't have a 3.5" head cleaner
> I've found anything with alcohol in it will work in an emergency - not as good
I am _not_ letting you loose near any of my drives...
> > Having said about the 5.25" disks - I've realised that not all is quite
> > sweetness & light.... I have lots of DSDD *drives* here, with various
> > machines, but almost no DSDD *disks* - most of the disks are DSHD.... and
> > they generally simply will not format on a DD drive....
As has been mentioned here may times, the coercivity of the media is
different between the DD and HD disks.
> I could never find a 96tpi disk when I needed one :( I quick plea on the
> local freecycle list turned up around 100 though, which should keep me going
> for a while (used, so I expect there are some duds in there)
I was given 3 carrier bags of bulk-erased RX50 disks. Although they were
intended as 80 cylinder single-sided, I've never had one that won't
format without errors on both sidss...
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