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



not for backup.  i need floppies.


begin Rod Roark <rod@sunsetsystems.com> 
> 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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