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

My biggest suggestion for floppies is that you should never carry them 
loose in your pocket. When I used floppies in high school (last year) I 
found that floppies carried loose in my pocket died within a day, and 
floppies in floppy carriers lasted long enough that I can't recall losing 
data from one of them.

Two other good floppy tricks. One: if the data is really important, put 
multiple copies on the same disk. The other: always back the floppies up 
on a hard drive somewhere.

And so it was written and so it was done (by Peter Jay Salzman 
> 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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