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 righard on Mon 26th Apr 2010 19:56 UTC in reply to "Perfect size..."
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Last forever? In my experience it was the exact opposite. Mine even got bad sectors when I looked at them in a wrong way.

Do miss the noise they made though

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RE[2]: Perfect size...
by WereCatf on Mon 26th Apr 2010 20:02 in reply to "RE: Perfect size..."
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While I still used floppies heavily I noticed there was a huge quality difference between manufacturers; with some manufacturers the floppies would go bad in 2 weeks, and with some manufacturers the floppies would last for 10 years straight. After a while I had learned which brands to trust and only bought those. I suppose the disks would STILL work if I still had them and a working floppy drive! ;)

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RE[3]: Perfect size...
by Punktyras on Mon 26th Apr 2010 21:36 in reply to "RE[2]: Perfect size..."
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Yeah, BASF and TDK were unbeatable...

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