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Melb2016: A Super-Special SyQuest Side Quest (Part 12)

At last, the promised final special part of my Melbourne trip has arrived. The difference is that this part didn’t really have anything to do with my trip to Melbourne at the beginning, and started long before I even had … Continue reading

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Tech Flashback: ZIP250 Disk & Drive, ZIP100 USB Drive & Coloured Disk

Here’s another one for those nostalgic people who just can’t get enough of the Iomega ZIP. This site’s seen quite a few postings on the ZIP drive and disks, but because of its influence, I still to this day handle … Continue reading

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Project Kryoflux – Part 6: Dealing with Difficult Disks and Drives

In a twist of fate, it turns out that one of my colleagues (Robert) had a collection of old Amiga floppies from the days he owned an A500. Unfortunately, he had given away his Amiga, and all he had left … Continue reading

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Project Kryoflux – Part 5: Making use of the Images

Okay, so after all of that, you have your images – but what to do next? It may not be obvious to all, so I felt like I should at least make a little note about how to deal with … Continue reading

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Project Kryoflux – Part 4: The Hidden Secrets

The previous part made a passing mention about hidden data from duplicators nested in Track 80 (the 81st track) – so in this segment, I’ll be focusing on just what other things can be unearthed. This will look at data … Continue reading

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Project Kryoflux – Part 3: Recovery in Practice

If you’ve been following along with my previous parts, you can probably already gather that I’m quite enthusiastic about the possibilities offered by the Kryoflux device and doing some “digital archaeology”. But I should probably note (before I get thwacked … Continue reading

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Project Kryoflux – Part 2: Why Bother with it?

The Kryoflux isn’t expensive, but then again, it’s not exactly disposably cheap. Floppy disks have long been obsoleted, so why even bother with it? Is it really worth it? As alluded to in the previous part, getting access to data … Continue reading

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Project Kryoflux – Part 1: The Board and Associated Hardware

It’s 2013 – and the floppy disk is extinct. Floppy drives are no longer sold at computer stores, motherboards have almost all completely eliminated the onboard interface. Computer cases are beginning to lose their 3.5″ front facing bays, and USB … Continue reading

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