ECN Electrical Forum - Discussion Forums for Electricians, Inspectors and Related Professionals
ECN Shout Chat
Top Posters(30 Days)
Potseal 11
Recent Posts
1913 American Electrician's Handbook
by annemarie1. 07/27/17 03:10 PM
600 KW 120/208 3 Phase Y protection
by Yooperup. 07/24/17 12:20 PM
Green House wiring
by ghost307. 07/20/17 09:10 AM
Permit Snafus...AHJs and Contractors Jump in
by HotLine1. 07/18/17 08:06 PM
New in the Gallery:
Housebilding DIY wiring
Popular Topics(Views)
239,374 Are you busy
174,828 Re: Forum
167,221 Need opinion
Who's Online Now
0 registered members (), 36 guests, and 4 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate This Thread
Page 1 of 2 1 2
#131194 - 04/10/03 07:19 PM 3.5" Floppy disks  
Trumpy  Offline


Member
Joined: Jul 2002
Posts: 8,217
SI,New Zealand
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-

Mike Trump


Let's face it, these days if you're not young, you're old - Red Green grin

Tools for Electricians:

#131195 - 04/10/03 07:22 PM Re: 3.5" Floppy disks  
sparky66wv  Offline
Member
Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 2,236
West Virginia
Mike,

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

Are they even putting floppy drives on the new ones?


-Virgil
Residential/Commercial Inspector
5 Star Inspections
Member IAEI

#131196 - 04/10/03 07:27 PM Re: 3.5" Floppy disks  
Trumpy  Offline


Member
Joined: Jul 2002
Posts: 8,217
SI,New Zealand
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. [Linked Image]

Mike Trump


Let's face it, these days if you're not young, you're old - Red Green grin

#131197 - 04/11/03 06:02 AM Re: 3.5" Floppy disks  
pauluk  Offline
Member
Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 7,520
Norfolk, England
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!

Quote
only good for beer coasters?

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



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


#131198 - 04/11/03 02:03 PM Re: 3.5" Floppy disks  
Bill Addiss  Offline
Member
Joined: Oct 2000
Posts: 3,878
NY, USA
My floppy drives don't get used very much anymore. I do still have a 5-1/4 drives on some machines too Paul [Linked Image]

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


#131199 - 04/11/03 04:40 PM Re: 3.5" Floppy disks  
Bjarney  Offline
Moderator
Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 2,527
West-Southern Inner-Northeast ...
Maxell 1.44M discs with plastic shutters are cool.

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


#131200 - 04/24/03 08:00 PM Re: 3.5" Floppy disks  
kale  Offline
Member
Joined: Nov 2002
Posts: 174
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.


#131201 - 04/25/03 12:35 AM Re: 3.5" Floppy disks  
Trumpy  Offline


Member
Joined: Jul 2002
Posts: 8,217
SI,New Zealand
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?. [Linked Image]


Let's face it, these days if you're not young, you're old - Red Green grin

#131202 - 04/25/03 12:41 AM Re: 3.5" Floppy disks  
Trumpy  Offline


Member
Joined: Jul 2002
Posts: 8,217
SI,New Zealand
Guys,
I have heard that Verbatim is supposed to be pretty good, although quite expensive.
What are your thoughts on this brand?. [Linked Image]
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.


Let's face it, these days if you're not young, you're old - Red Green grin

#131203 - 04/25/03 05:54 AM Re: 3.5" Floppy disks  
pauluk  Offline
Member
Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 7,520
Norfolk, England
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!


Page 1 of 2 1 2

Member Spotlight
Samurai
Samurai
Fl.
Posts: 46
Joined: May 2007
Show All Member Profiles 
Featured:

2017 Master Electrician Exam Preparation Combos
2017 NEC Electrician
Exam Prep Combos:
Master / Journeyman

 

Shout Box
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0
Page Time: 0.015s Queries: 15 (0.002s) Memory: 0.8191 MB (Peak: 0.9954 MB) Zlib enabled. Server Time: 2017-07-28 19:03:53 UTC