Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 13th Jan 2018 23:59 UTC
Mac OS X

I used an Apple IIe computer throughout high school and into my second year in college, before I bought a Mac SE. That following summer I sold the Apple IIe and everything that came with it - the monitor, floppy drives, and dot-matrix printer - and pocketed the cash. What I was left with were two boxes containing two dozen 5.25-inch floppy disks.

I could've thrown the disks away - I had already transferred all the files I cared about to the Mac. But for some reason I saved them instead. And the two dozen floppy disks stayed in two battered boxes for the next 27 years.

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by Mark0 on Sun 14th Jan 2018 00:40 UTC
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> There were no bad disks, nearly 30 years later.

I had a similar experience months ago, reading some 30 years old disks from my Amiga days, with a KryoFlux. I expected many unreadable disks, but I just got some retries on a few. Same story with some slightly younger PC ones (including many 2DD used as 2HD).

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