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View Poll Results: I think the more convinient is a
Floppy disk 2 25.00%
Flash card 6 75.00%
Voters: 8. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 05-01-2018, 07:15 PM
 
Location: SE corner of the Ozark Redoubt
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You can buy a 16GB USB stick for $5, you would need 11,000 floppies.... LOOOOOOOOL

Most 2 megapixel images would not fit on floppy....
Doesn't matter if it costs $5 and can fit 10 (or even 10 million) copies
of my PGP public key on it,
I still can't split a 16Gb stick among 10 of my friends.

Not everything is one large file.
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Old 05-02-2018, 02:15 PM
 
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My first HD was a 5MB full height. Had an 8 inch floppy for a long time. Gave it away when we moved.
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Old 05-02-2018, 02:16 PM
 
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I missed the 8” era but have fond memories about the Seagate ST-225. That was back when Western Digital made controller cards and you had to low level format the drives.

IIRC the command in Debug was G=C800:5.....
ST-225. I swear our company bought at least 100 of those over the years.
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Old 05-02-2018, 03:29 PM
 
Location: SE corner of the Ozark Redoubt
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I saw a few 8" floppies, ran 5-1/4 for years, even did the quad density thing in the 90's
Ran a 3-1/2 drive in my computer at home until about 2012, and my employer was
still using them in 2016, when I retired.

(The first "hard drive" I saw was about 15" cartridge, running from a PDP-8.)
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Old 05-02-2018, 04:49 PM
 
Location: SE corner of the Ozark Redoubt
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I will have to add that when I first saw this topic,
I thought:
9x3=27
4x8=32
6+5=11
30/6=6
9+5=14
17-8=9

Lol.
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Old 05-02-2018, 07:07 PM
 
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ST-225. I swear our company bought at least 100 of those over the years.
If you found one in a junk pile the darn thing would probably still work. That and the ST-251. Never had much luck with the RLL drives and the worst drive I ever encountered was this:



Darn thing probably had a failure rate of 1 in 3.
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Old 05-02-2018, 07:56 PM
 
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9x3=27
4x8=32
6+5=11
30/6=6
9+5=14
17-8=9
5 out of 6 Not bad !!
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Old 05-03-2018, 02:16 AM
 
Location: SE corner of the Ozark Redoubt
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5 out of 6 Not bad !!
Good catch, noticed I glitched on division!
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Old 05-09-2018, 09:03 AM
 
Location: Vallejo
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Eh, I just yank the sucker out.

Only thing I dismount is encrypted volumes, just because the start whining at me if I don't. Never had a problem with the actual data integrity though when I forget and yank it out anyway.
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