Tag Archives: floppy

Tech Flashback: Colourful Memories – Floppies & RAM

In the early to mid 90s, computing was almost universally beige or some standard colour. The case, drives, monitors, speakers, keyboards, mice. Beige was the colour. Even removable media didn’t dare to stand out too much, coming in a set … Continue reading

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Failed: Okuma CNC Lathe Control IPL 3.5″ Floppy Data Recovery

In mid-January this year, a reader contacted me regarding their set of control floppies for an Okuma CNC lathe. Owing to the age of the equipment, the control program is loaded into volatile SRAM, backed-up by a battery. Every five … Continue reading

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Canb2016: Special 1 – LS-120 & Zip250 Drives, LS-240 Disk & Benchmarks

In the last post, I alluded to some special postings related to my Canberra trip. Aside from the conference and roaming around, I was contacted by a reader who wished to offer me a few items as they thought I … Continue reading

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Tech Flashback: Microsoft MS-DOS Version 4.01

It’s been an extremely busy week, and I haven’t had much of a chance to do anything blog-related at all. Instead, I’m often left staring at piles of stuff I’ve meant to make a mention of on the blog, but … Continue reading

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Tech Flashback: A Trip Down 5.25″ Alley

A while back, I published what I would consider to be the last of my Kryoflux series – and at the time, I acquired another 5.25″ floppy drive and repaired it (as they are getting somewhat rare). My collection of … Continue reading

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Tech Flashback: Assorted 5.25″ DS/DD (360kB) Media

Seeing how floppies are obsolete, it’s fairly rare to see a floppy around. It’s even more rare to see 5.25″ floppies – specifically double-sided double-density 5.25″ floppies. I’ve still got some in my collection mainly for legacy vintage computers – … Continue reading

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