[vcf-midatlantic] floppy diskette reliability, by brand

Joseph Oprysko joprysko1 at gmail.com
Wed Dec 30 16:03:30 EST 2015

Well, I have a sealed box of Bonus disks... let's see where they come out.

On Wed, Dec 30, 2015 at 2:41 PM, Herb Johnson via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:

> The recent "museum report" discussed in passing, whether to buy brand-new
> diskettes to avoid deteriorating old floppy diskettes.  And a previous
> thread "Getting Data off old Atari Floppies" in Dec 2015, discussed how
> some old brands seem better (BASF) and some are outright rotten from age
> (Wabash). There were suggestions in the thread, about cleaning or baking
> diskettes.
> Let's make a list of some brands, see if we can get a consensus. If
> someone can post links to Web pages which have such lists or brand
> experiences, please add such links to your post. I'll be glad to host a
> final list on my Web site at:
> http://www.retrotechnology.com/herbs_stuff/drive.html
> Good brands: BASF, 3M, IBM, Verbatum, Dysan
> Bad brands: Wabash
> Herb Johnson
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