[clug] 5 1/2" floppy drive needed

steve jenkin sjenkin at canb.auug.org.au
Thu Jan 17 22:41:11 MST 2013

Michael James wrote on 17/01/13 12:12 PM:

> Dear Cluggers,
> Anyone willing to lend* a 5 1/2" floppy drive for a data resurrection effort?
> Especially if you're near Black Mountain,
>  the disk that needs reading is at CSIRO there.
> Thanks,
> Michael James
> *lend: We could collect drive, but better still
>  bring disk to drive if it's attached and working.

There were 11 floppies, 1.2M, circa 1987-1992, in DOS-FAT format.
Distribution disks for some Windows software... [Data Analysis?]

All but one of them read without errors.
The disk-with-error was only 720Kb used, hopefully all blocks allocated
from the front and nothing was lost.

Wasn't able to verify contents, but disk-images mountable...

Happy to help others while my old kit still runs, if the need arises.

Steve Jenkin, Info Tech, Systems and Design Specialist.
0412 786 915 (+61 412 786 915)
PO Box 48, Kippax ACT 2615, AUSTRALIA

sjenkin at canb.auug.org.au http://members.tip.net.au/~sjenkin

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