[vcf-midatlantic] disk duplicating machines

Jason Perkins perkins.jason at gmail.com
Thu Sep 1 07:34:10 EDT 2016

I had a 3.5 PC floppy duplicator for a while. I ended up donating it
to the community college I was attending so they could use it to
format / check floppies for use in the lower level computer classes.
It was easy to set up as the reject slot was on the side of the
machine, and could be arranged to spit the disks right into a trash


On Thu, Sep 1, 2016 at 2:22 AM, Cory Smelosky via vcf-midatlantic
<vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:
> Archive first, ask permission and increase the lawyer's retainer later? ;)
> Sent from my iPhone
>> On Aug 31, 2016, at 23:14, Dave McGuire via vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:
>>  Yeah, do you know of anyone who actually pays attention to that sort of
>> crap? ;)
>>              -Dave
>> --
>> Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
>> New Kensington, PA
>> On August 31, 2016 2:03:36 PM Jonathan Gevaryahu via vcf-midatlantic
>> <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:
>>> There has been some extensive reverse engineering work done into Trace
>>> brand duplication machines, but tragically the group who did this work
>>> refuses to share even one IOTA of information they gleaned, making it
>>> completely worthless.
>>> The group is SPS, creators of the heavily locked down and licence/usage
>>> encumbered Kryoflux floppy imaging device. (you're not allowed to share
>>> images you make with the device, except with SPS themselves! read the
>>> license! Its complete madness, and goes against every definition of
>>> preservation I've ever seen.)
>>>> On 8/31/2016 1:46 PM, william degnan via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
>>>> Anyone into vintage disk duplicating machines?  Me?  I have two; one for 5
>>>> 1/4 and one for 3.5 disks but I don't use them.  Have not powered them on
>>>> or tested in 10 years.  I have never seen anyone demo these at a VCF or
>>>> elsewhere, but I bet there was a time when these were in use in many
>>>> businesses before easy software download.  A lost piece of tech.
>>>> Bill
>>> --
>>> Jonathan Gevaryahu
>>> jgevaryahu at gmail.com
>>> jgevaryahu at hotmail.com

Jason Perkins
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