[xubuntu-users] Am I the only one who still uses floppies?

Telstra rl.ward at bigpond.com
Wed Jul 29 08:46:24 UTC 2015


I also pulled a lot dumped floppy drives apart from middle 80's to middle 90's and also noticed that general construction of the floppy drives was getting flimsier and flimsier. I suspect that the demise of the floppy was hastened as much by 'cheaper' hardware as much as lower quality media.

On 29 July 2015 5:59:45 pm AEST, Ralf Mardorf <ralf.mardorf at rocketmail.com> wrote:
>On Tue, 28 Jul 2015 15:56:15 +0200, Antoine Pitrou wrote:
>>Yes :-) Floppies are slow and fragile. Just buy yourself a couple of
>>USB sticks.
>
>I suspect USB sticks are less reliable than floppy disks. I still own a
>C64 with 5 1/4" DD and an Atari ST with 3,5" DD floppy disks and an
>around 40 MiB SCSI hard disk drive. They are much more than 20
>years, perhaps 30 years old and were much used for music studio work.
>
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