[OZAPRS] Floppy disks !!!
stevez at tpg.com.au
stevez at tpg.com.au
Mon Apr 6 20:49:51 EST 2009
Obviously I meant 3 1/2", not 3 1/5".
Maybe I was thinking about those awful Amstrad-CPC disks ;-)
Back on topic now...
Quoting stevez at tpg.com.au:
> As a keen 8-bit computer collector, I have a need for 5 1/4" disks
> the time. I'm running low on those now!
> I haven't had any problems getting 3 1/5" floppies so far, but it
> from your experiences that the writing is on the wall!
> Quoting Tony Hunt <wavetel at internode.on.net>:
> > I know its off the topic here but I know many of us run older
> > machines from time to time and I thought you may find this
> > interesting.
> > Just tried to go and buy some floppy disks today. What a joke. You
> > cant get
> > them any more. Yep I am serious. The larger stationary stores and
> > super
> > markets just laugh at you if you want those things. They asked me
> > my
> > machine had a USB port and wondered why on earth I wasnt using
> > with a
> > USB stick.. Well I am but I still have lots of floppies and even a
> > external
> > USB floppy drive.
> > I did find some new 1.44 floppies in the end at the local post
> > office. The
> > branding is a bit odd and unknown but thats about all you can get.
> > Interestingly the post office have no intention of restocking once
> > the
> > current stocks are gone..
> > It looks like 1.44 Floppies are nearly history. So if they mean
> > anything to
> > you you better track some stocks down. It does not seem like that
> > long ago
> > we booted off these floppies. Come to think of it I still do
> > sometimes. They
> > are real handy boot devices , Ive got a few different versions and
> > configs.
> > The supermarkets etc have all sorts and sizes in DVDs and CDs. I
> > guess next
> > thing will be that you cant get blank CD-Rs .. Somebody must
> > be
> > making 1.44 Floppies...
> > Heck Ive still got some 5.25 inch double sided floppies somewhere
> > an old
> > 8 inch that has a 150k capacity.. I wont even ask for some of
> > in a
> > shop.
> > Tony Hunt VK5AH
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