Broken floppy disks
Roy J. Tellason
rtellason at verizon.net
Tue Aug 21 11:09:43 CDT 2007
On Monday 20 August 2007 18:04, Tony Duell wrote:
> > Not in my experience, but it seems that a fair number of drives are.
> > I'= ve=20
> > had bad luck with some brands, and try to stay away from them,
> > includin= g=20
> > one Alps that let the magic smoke out on first powerup, and assorted
> > Mit= sumi=20
> > and some others. If I can, I prefer Sony, they seem a bit more
> > reliabl= e, =20
> > though there are no doubt some others. Got a whole box of drives around
> > =
> I've had a lot of success with Teac drives. Of course I also like the
> full-height Sony's (600 rpm spindles), but that's becuase I'm an HP
> The less said about 'generic' drives the better. I've had some come from
> the factory that were _wildly_ out of elignment (I don't mean on the edge
> when you stick a CE disk in, I mean way out!). Oh they probably read
> their own disk fine, but I wouldn't think you could interchange disks
> with anohter drive.
> I learnt the hard way to stick an alignment disk in every drive I bought
> and see just how good it is...
I got alignment disks way back when for 5.25" drives, but never got a hold of
one for the 3.5" form factor, nor 8"...
Are these even still available anywhere?
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