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Re: [vox-tech] advice for floppy disks
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Re: [vox-tech] advice for floppy disks



What I do for fast, reliable, cheap backup is mount hard drives in
removable carriers.

-- Rod
   http://www.sunsetsystems.com/

On Tuesday 01 January 2002 11:15 am, Henry House wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 01, 2002 at 09:31:50AM -0800, Peter Jay Salzman wrote:
> > i'm sure someone here keeps track of this stuff...
> >
> > what's some really high-quality floppy disks brands?  i'd be
> > willing to pay unreasonable prices just as long as they're
> > reliable.
> >
> > i'm sick and tired of floppy disks dying on me.  what's the best
> > brands to get?
>
> I would not use any type of removable winchester storage for data
> too valuble to lose. That goes for floppies, zip cartriges, and
> anything else that contains a rotating, flexible platter. By their
> very nature these devices are mechanically unreliable. If you want
> reliability, use tapes or CD-RW (which is actually pretty cheap
> now).
>
> Failing that, I suggest you find the most expensive type available
> and go with that. Also, I would avoid any product made by Verbatim.
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