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  1. kellys_eye

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    What for? The knowledge that they 'might' keep the data safe? What about data density? Will you have any software that won't require ALL of those disks just to keep one application on?

    I recall - in the halcyon days of 3.5" floppies, having collections of 20-30 disks just to hold something like Adobe Acrobat! And 3.5" floppies were twice the density of 5.25".

    As a curiosity you have some history in your hands and, perhaps, might find a seasoned 'vintage' equipment user that could use them but for all PRACTICAL purposes they are worthless and useless.

    Even a 386/486 could use a USB key and, certainly, many Gb of HDD (suitably partitioned of course) therefore, again, negating the relevance of the floppies.
     
  2. HELLO2234

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    Well, some of the disks are Windows 3.1, and some are MS-DOS, so I can put an OS and DOS on a computer, and I am sure that not all of the floppy disks are blank, so I like seeing what files are on them. I also have some Demo disks to try out, and for $1 for 40 disks total, does it really matter what I plan to do with them?
     
  3. kellys_eye

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    Nope - your disks, your pleasure.

    But even a 386/486 will (most likely) boot from a HDD.......
     
  4. shrtrnd

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    Not if they're gummed-up, as mentioned by hevans1944.
    $1 for 40 drink coasters ain't bad though.
    I usually have to buy a beer at the bar before I steal theirs.
     
  5. Tha fios agaibh

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    Many get a chuckle because they consider them obsolete and useless.

    I got to say, I admire your enthusiasm.

    There aren't too many things than can entertain us for $1
     
  6. FuZZ1L0G1C

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    I threw out most of my old floppies long ago, but kept a few of the dark brown cellophane disks as photographic filters.
     
  7. davenn

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    old thread ... now closed
     
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