Why do good floppy disks go bad?

Chuck Guzis cclist at sydex.com
Wed Apr 6 16:18:01 CDT 2016

Well, I don't know about the consensus, but in my experience, most
floppies go bad from wear and/or breakdown in the binder.   It's
sometimes possible to "renew" a bad disk for use by either AC degaussing
or use of a strong DC field, but given the cost of the media, it's
scarcely worth the trouble.

After all, it's just rust spread on a cookie. ;)


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