[vcf-midatlantic] Bad disks

Jeffrey Brace ark72axow at gmail.com
Wed Apr 19 01:16:21 EDT 2017

Perhaps it is not the disks, but the drive. Have you tried formatting
different disks from a different batch and got the same result? Also, I
wonder about the density of the disks. Are they the same? I know that with
some compatibility issues with some drives not working with single density,
double density and high density.

On Wed, Apr 19, 2017 at 12:27 AM, Evan Koblentz via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:

> I went to format 5.25 disks from a NOS box still in shrink wrap. There
> were 11 disks in the box ("pay for 10, get one free"). Every disk resulted
> in a track error at a different track.
> If you can't trust never-opened disks to be good, then how do you acquire
> disks?
> Is there any good software to repair the errors?
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