[vcf-midatlantic] Getting Data off old Atari Floppies

Ethan telmnstr at 757.org
Mon Dec 14 16:48:09 EST 2015

> You definitely do not want to bake the vinyl case portion of the floppy. I 
> may have the baking temperature completely wrong (perhaps it really is only 
> 110-120F?) for the 'cookie'/media part.
> I believe it should be baked against a flat (polished?) metal surface to 
> prevent distortion, but again I could be completely wrong. (I suppose it 
> could melt like an egg even if it is against a flat surface)

Baking tapes is done to remove moisture. Why not just throw the disks 
in with some dessicant (Damp rid comes to mind?)

I bought some damp rid in preperation for reducing moisture in some umatic 
tapes that have laser show data digitally encoded. But so far the tapes 
play really well and I just dump the converted signals to HD based ADAT 

Beta tapes faired poorly.

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