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#131194 - 04/10/03 04:19 PM 3.5" Floppy disks
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Hi, what brand of floppy disks,
do you use?.
Which is the most reliable?.
Ever had any brands, that are only good for beer coasters?
Your thoughts please-

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#131195 - 04/10/03 04:22 PM Re: 3.5" Floppy disks
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Mike,

My CD Burner has rendered my floppy drive all but obsolete...

Are they even putting floppy drives on the new ones?
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#131196 - 04/10/03 04:27 PM Re: 3.5" Floppy disks
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I think they are,
I bought a new system not long ago and that had one.
I think it's so that people can run off copies of thier CV's, witout the high cost of a CD every time.

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#131197 - 04/11/03 03:02 AM Re: 3.5" Floppy disks
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I seem to have a mixture of makes -- TDK, Sony, Maxell etc. and don't have any problems with them.

Call me a dinosaur if you will, but I acyually still use 5-1/4" disks on one system!

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only good for beer coasters?

I use the large number of free CD's that appear in my mailbox for that!



[This message has been edited by pauluk (edited 04-11-2003).]

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#131198 - 04/11/03 11:03 AM Re: 3.5" Floppy disks
Bill Addiss Offline
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My floppy drives don't get used very much anymore. I do still have a 5-1/4 drives on some machines too Paul

It seems that I've had a lot of problems reading and writing to Floppys recently and was wondering if that was an indication that the (cheap) 3-1/2 drives are going bad or just that they must be cleaned. Anyone else have similar problems?

Bill

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#131199 - 04/11/03 01:40 PM Re: 3.5" Floppy disks
Bjarney Offline
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Maxell 1.44M discs with plastic shutters are cool.

Occasionally, there is just no substitute for "Nike Net" {er, hand-delivered data.}

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#131200 - 04/24/03 05:00 PM Re: 3.5" Floppy disks
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I also have a machine with a 5 1/4' drive. But then again, my stereo has an 8 track recorder on it too.

My turntable is out of service until I can find a place to get a new stylus or cartridge.

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#131201 - 04/24/03 09:35 PM Re: 3.5" Floppy disks
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kale,
We had a thread going in the Non-US Forum last year(I think) about this very thing
(Record player stylii).
Maybe that will help with the source for a replacement?.
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#131202 - 04/24/03 09:41 PM Re: 3.5" Floppy disks
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Guys,
I have heard that Verbatim is supposed to be pretty good, although quite expensive.
What are your thoughts on this brand?.
All I want to do with these disks, is load a few work related Ladder diagrams and a few other things, where a CD Rom would be a waste of resources, also, our laptop at work only takes 3.5's.
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#131203 - 04/25/03 02:54 AM Re: 3.5" Floppy disks
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I used hundreds of 5-1/4 and 8-inch Verbatim floppies in the past, and as I recall they were always pretty reliable. I don't seem to have Verbatim 3-1/2" types.

Kale,
I still play not only LPs and 45s but also 78s! You might try www.garage-a-records.com for replacement sylii.

I still have 8-tracks as well. For some reason they didn't become as popular in Britain as in the States, and there are many people these days who have no idea what they are!

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