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Old 01-20-02, 08:21 AM   #1
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Do you still use a 5.25 Floppy Drive?

I'm just wondering. I was looking for mine, but I seemed to be missing a box of older hardware. I think I actually remember throwing it all away before I moved last... anyways. Of course my copies of DOS and Windows 3.x are on them... with some older data I need. So I just bought one.

But I'm wondering if anyone still uses them on a regular basis? Or a more than once a year thing? I haven't used one since Windows 95 was a released.
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Old 01-20-02, 09:40 AM   #2
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Ive got one in the closet with my commodore 64

cant see any reason anyone would actually use one anymore though
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Old 01-20-02, 10:32 AM   #3
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I rarely use 3.5" floppies now, let alone 5.25"
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Old 01-20-02, 02:08 PM   #4
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Ive got one in the closet with my commodore 64

cant see any reason anyone would actually use one anymore though
I have one of those, the 1541 I think!

There is a program so you can hook it up to a pc with an adapter cable and transfer your C64 games over to be used on an emulator.

I have no idea how to do it, but that could be one use

I also have a 5.25" drive in my smokin' 286 8MHz machine!
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Old 01-20-02, 02:58 PM   #5
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Haven't used it for at least 4-5 years (I think my 386 had one. I believe my XT had a low density one) Of course, I can't check because I threw them out a while ago.
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Old 01-20-02, 03:09 PM   #6
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nope. and no 3" either. who knew macs would be right about that?
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Old 01-20-02, 03:17 PM   #7
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I have that cable, never could get it working

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I have one of those, the 1541 I think!

There is a program so you can hook it up to a pc with an adapter cable and transfer your C64 games over to be used on an emulator.

I have no idea how to do it, but that could be one use

I also have a 5.25" drive in my smokin' 286 8MHz machine!
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Old 01-20-02, 05:53 PM   #8
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Only if I got crazy and wanted to dust off my Apple IIc, or play the two DOS games I have on 5.25 on the 486 my Dad now uses.
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Old 01-20-02, 09:55 PM   #9
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Okay, does anyone use 8" floppies?
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Old 01-21-02, 05:58 PM   #10
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Okay, does anyone use 8" floppies?
Darn, beat me to it. What was the capacity of those things anyway?


Anyone still use cassette tapes?
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Old 01-21-02, 11:13 PM   #11
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Darn, beat me to it. What was the capacity of those things anyway?


Anyone still use cassette tapes?
I think something like 120 KB. I never *used* them on a system, but I have a few I bought at a Goodwill store (didn't buy the huge drives, though). As for cassette tapes, I found one at home just the other day-- a game for a Timex/Sinclair 1000.
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