Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 26th Apr 2010 18:38 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems Invented by IBM, the death knell sounded by Apple. Sony has announced it is going to cease selling diskettes altogether, with the last bastion being Japan. Sales will be ceased there too, even though Sony still managed to sell 12 million of them there last year. While Memorex and Imation still produce and sell diskettes, this move by Sony surely means it won't take long for the rest of the market to vanish, too.
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RE: Perfect size...
by Zbigniew on Mon 26th Apr 2010 23:53 UTC in reply to "Perfect size..."
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CDs are too big and pen-drives are too small, 3.5 floppies are perfect... and they last forever!

It's funny, I can use my 20+ years old AMIGA floppies without problem... [..]
PS: OTOH 5.25 floppies were unreliable sh*t. I hate them so much.

I've got quite different experiences: my floppies for Commodore 64 (the oldest ones from 1985) are still readable, while 3,5" diskettes I've found as unreliable. Not sure, maybe DD 3,5" (you mention "Amiga floppies") were a bit better, but not HD ones. The exception again are 5,25" ones... my 200 diskettes 5,25" HD from 1990-95 are still readable.

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