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Re: Floppy disc images
- Subject: Re: Floppy disc images
- From: J R FOX jr_fox@xxxxxxxxxx
- Date: Fri, 16 Nov 2018 05:04:31 +0000 (UTC)
The HDD type I was momentarily blanking on was SCSI. It was a different breed altogether:
1.2 Mil. MTBF hours (never had one of those fail on me; after 7+ years of service one was
obsoleted for other reasons), coupled with ECC memory, an "Enterprise Class" solution.
Not exactly inexpensive. No one seems to bother with that sort of thing anymore.
On Thu, 11/15/18, Kari Eveli wrote:
Subject: Re: Floppy disc images
Date: Thursday, November 15, 2018, 11:35 AM
It is good policy to keep old hardware for
reading old media. In my case, my old DOS
machine died some time ago (a battery-related failure
that proved unrecoverable), and I managed to
find a computer that I had saved that could
run Win 2000 in order to attach it to the network and
had ISA card slots for legacy cards. I moved my
old hard disk and floppies to it, and I am
a happy camper now.
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J R FOX kirjoitti 15.11.2018 klo 20:25:
> I have an old tower rig in storage that
has two internal FDDs, covering both floppy types. I was
going to disassemble it and
> give most of it to electronic recycling. But the system still booted
up when last I tested it a year or so ago, and it does have
> controller support for a now mostly gone type of HDD. So maybe I'll just hold onto it ?