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    pamperchu

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    I found some rare 8" floppy disks at the thrift store. I also show off a hard drive that will hold 1 RAW picture form my digital camera.

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    Hmm wonder if you call that number will it still work

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    Peachy

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    I still have 5 1/4" floppy disks and two drives somewhere in my parents' attic. i wonder if I can still connect the drives to any halfway modern computer with an IDE plug?!

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    pamperchu

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peachy View Post
    I still have 5 1/4" floppy disks and two drives somewhere in my parents' attic. i wonder if I can still connect the drives to any halfway modern computer with an IDE plug?!
    Yes you can
    http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk14/pamperchu/PamperchusDesktop8312012.png

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    I remember those back in the days. I had no clue people also used them to save stuff too. Now we use blank CDs now. Back in my days, it was floppy disks, the small ones. I wonder when they quit making those huge floppy disks?

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    8" disc of 360 kb ? For what ? Who use the museum trash like this and why ? Personally I prefere 2" portable hard disc with USB conection. CDs/DVDs as a last backup.

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    pamperchu

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    The disks in the video are SS,DD 8" discs so they can hold 160KB of data. The 5.25" drive in my computer can used 1.2MB disks. I use them for storing small files and keys. I also use it to recover files form old disks I find at thrift stores and for people that need the files off them.

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    My first computer had two of those 8" drives. no HD and like 5K of ram with a built in 5" black & yellow screen. It cost my company over 10 grand around 1980. When I chucked it it was all I could do to lift it over the edge of the scrap dumpster.

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    pamperchu

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nam Repaid View Post
    My first computer had two of those 8" drives. no HD and like 5K of ram with a built in 5" black & yellow screen. It cost my company over 10 grand around 1980. When I chucked it it was all I could do to lift it over the edge of the scrap dumpster.
    That computer would be worth lots of money today.

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