5.25 Floppy

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5.25 Floppy

Postby Jman on Sun Nov 01, 2015 7:29 am

Hi
I am looking for a few 5.25 floppies for use in a TRS-80

Many Thanks
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Re: 5.25 Floppy

Postby Trinitronfan on Thu Nov 05, 2015 11:57 am

Hi Jman, I recently got a 5.25 floppy drive from a friend who works at a computer recycling centre who saves them and older machines for me, PM me if you are interested. Just one question, have you tried cleaning the heads in the current drives you have in the TRS-80? I've cleaned heads in floppy drives before that were not previously reading and all those times the repair has been successful :mrgreen:
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Re: 5.25 Floppy

Postby Jman on Thu Nov 05, 2015 5:20 pm

Hi
Sorry what I meant was I am looking for 5.25 Floppy MEDIA not the drive :)

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Re: 5.25 Floppy

Postby artig on Sun Nov 08, 2015 7:41 pm

How many do you want? I'm sure I still have some stored away somewhere that could be 'repurposed'.
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Re: 5.25 Floppy

Postby Jman on Mon Nov 09, 2015 6:16 am

Hi
1 or 2 would the trick perfectly

Many Thanks
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Re: 5.25 Floppy

Postby artig on Wed Nov 11, 2015 12:42 pm

I found some unused HD (1.2M) ones, but those are not usable on the TRS-80, from memory. There were plenty of DS-DD ones, but they have all been used previously on a PC. I found 4 with unimportant stuff on. Many of the others could be used after being subjected to a bulk eraser, or with a guarantee that they would be erased immediately, as they may contain confidential data.

Send me a PM with address details and I'll send the 4 DS-DD ones. No guarantees, as they are over 25 years old.

BTW I have lots of original PC software on 5.25 (and 3.5) floppy disks if anyone collects that. Ventura, MSC, MS Assembler, FoxPro, PC Tools, and dozens of others. As well as cover disks from computer magazines.
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Re: 5.25 Floppy

Postby Beaglz on Thu Nov 12, 2015 4:39 pm

There are 5.25" disks available on Trade Me auction:

http://www.trademe.co.nz/computers/vintage/auction-977092335.htm

The un-open box looks to be double sided and double density.

If that fails I can probably spare some as well - currently working on getting my old spectrum disks working. Also have some System 80 disks around here somewhere...
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Re: 5.25 Floppy

Postby Jman on Fri Nov 13, 2015 10:47 am

Hi
Thanks for the heads up. I will post the outcome of the auction here

Thanks
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Re: 5.25 Floppy

Postby Jman on Mon Nov 23, 2015 8:06 pm

Many thanks to Artig I now have some DSDD floppy's and my TRS80 Model III is booting.

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