5 1/4" drive needed

In 1989 I was insightful enough to make backups of the source code to the major pieces of software I had developed by then. The only problem is I made them on 5 1/4” floppies, and now I no longer own a drive that reads those. Do any of you have access to such a drive so I could get it out? We are talking 18 floppies of less than 360 kB each, so a maximum of 6 MB.

5 comments

I have.... :-)
By Gunnar Langemark on Mon, Jun 20, 05 at 06:22 · Reply
  Cancel
one on my Debian box at home. What's the time frame? I'm currently moving the network and home office, so it's not on the net right now but could be in a few days probably.
By Gunnar Langemark on Mon, Jun 20, 05 at 06:22 · Reply
  Cancel
That's great! There is no rush. They have been sitting there for 16 years.
By Lars Pind on Mon, Jun 20, 05 at 06:22 · Reply
  Cancel
let's get back to the practical stuff one of these days. I've got a bid to make on a large project wednesday! :-)
By Gunnar Langemark on Mon, Jun 20, 05 at 06:22 · Reply
  Cancel
I have one, but it's an Apple ][ 5.25" drive - I don't think the IWM chip (integrated Woz Machine) can handle dos format disks ;)
By Mark Aufflick on Mon, Jun 20, 05 at 06:22 · Reply
  Cancel

Leave a comment