*TEN* high capacity 1.44MB floppy disks at Amazon - £4.21. SO MUCH SAFER than carrying everything on a single 64GB microSD card
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*TEN* high capacity 1.44MB floppy disks at Amazon - £4.21. SO MUCH SAFER than carrying everything on a single 64GB microSD card

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Found 13th Jun 2012
There have been a lot of HUKD posts recently for gigantic 64GB micro SD cards which are, although convenient, highly risky - you could lose your entire family holiday pictures in a single go!

I say, don't risk losing all your data...get a few packs of these puppies and you're safe with super reliable 3.5" pre-formatted black plastic covered magnetic media with a sliding protective head. And if you should be unlucky enough (god forbid) to lose or break one...who cares?? You're only 1/3rd of a photo down!!

Plus EVERY SINGLE COMPUTER EVER has a floppy drive (approximately). And the retro-coolness of unpacking a brick of floppy joy cannot be underestimated....all your friends will want in.

OK, it's not quite as cheap and slightly less convenient to transport than a microSD card....but what price peace of mind??

In order to assist your purchasing calculations, I've listed below microSD card sizes together with equivalent number of packs required using 1.44MB floppy drives:

1 x 64GB microSD stick = 4,445 packs of 10 x 1.44MB floppy disks.
1 x 32GB microSD stick = 2,223 packs of 10 x 1.44MB floppy disks.
1 x 16GB microSD stick = 1,112 packs of 10 x 1.44MB floppy disks.
1 x 8 GB microSD stick = 551 packs of 10 x 1.44MB floppy disks.
1 x 4 GB microSD stick = 276 packs of 10 x 1.44MB floppy disks.
etc

263 Comments

lolol

Lol bless you, sir/madam.

try using a micro sd as a novelty retro-coaster, see how far you get...

Perfect will do nicely for my Wildcard.

Poundland are selling some pack of 5 recordable VHS for £10 also! bargain i think

Lol, I've still got a couple of boxes of these in the garage, I won't let the Mrs bin them. Must be atleast 15 yrs old now oO Keep promising to one day sit down and archive them to dvd, though I'm sure most are probably corrupt.

Banned

are these what old folk call LPs?

Great I can save all my pictures on floppy disks Thank you, all what I need is only ~5K packs. Ordered. I expect few k degrees for this deal
Ohhh I forgot, they are pre-formatted so it save my time as well.
Edited by: "msciazko" 13th Jun 2012

Thanks OP, was waiting for them to come down to under 50p per MB.

How in the name of God did they get Deluxe Paint on 3 of these?!?

i would buy 10000. but i dont have a floppy drive!?!?!?!?! cold for amazing value but obsolete tech!

That reminds me. Where's that Win 98 boot floppy?
Edited by: "anglo" 13th Jun 2012

Has anyone tried viewing a solar eclipse with a microSD card? Nuff said! Hot!

id been reading the 64gb comments this morning! this post actually made me lol

I have just thrown out a pack of 10 & i found my DOS 6.2 + Windows 3.1 floppy disks I have kept them for nostalga reasons of course.

Voted Hot - They're Class 10.<3

They dont make them like they used to. Use a commodore 64 to backup all your important documents. You can pick one up for a tenner at your local second hand shop.

trevordavies

are these what old folk call LPs?

I bet you young ones don,t even know what LP stands for?

Great.
I'm off to make a hundred copies of DOOM to flog during break time! Then we can have LAN parties for deathmatches!
Not that I did that sort of thing at all.....

Funnily enough I do actually need one of these to recover a laptop from a failed BIOS flash, who knew they still had a use! X)

The girlfriend prefers my 5.25" floppies.

philiptcourt

The girlfriend prefers my 5.25" floppies.


she told me that she preferred 8" floppies

Waiting on a deal on some 5.25 inch disks as I haven't upgraded my floppy drive to 3.5 yet...

Andy@XCite

she told me that she preferred 8" floppies



insert witty comment about hard disks here

Come the post-apocalypse revolution this will be all the technology still working!

Anyone know where I can get a floppy disk adapter for an iPad?

have some heat, for humours sake

Those were the days

Heat - i keep losing micro sd cards. these should be easier to find.

No Wifi, not HD Ready, but still a Hot Deal!!

nice set of coasters

Guan

Lol, I've still got a couple of boxes of these in the garage, I won't let … Lol, I've still got a couple of boxes of these in the garage, I won't let the Mrs bin them. Must be atleast 15 yrs old now oO Keep promising to one day sit down and archive them to dvd, though I'm sure most are probably corrupt.


Ditto. Will transfer them at some point (though I see I no longer have a floppy drive). X)

Cepultura

Poundland are selling some pack of 5 recordable VHS for £10 also! bargain … Poundland are selling some pack of 5 recordable VHS for £10 also! bargain i think



And here's me taking the name of the store quite literal and thinking its a pound shop!!!

These are the hd type 1.4Mb, I'm not sure I need all this capacity, anyone know where I can get 720mb fron?

Believe it or not the company I work for still has to use them to boot devices for imaging in remote sites (no PXE available and no USB on the devices).

Forget floppies - anyone know where to buy C6 cassettes now? Going to WHSmiths to buy 10 of these was the first step on any BBC micro programming project IIRC!

lol you say you will lose all your photos in 1 go with pen drive. my didgital images are over 2mb per picture. anyone know a good compression software? I see this solving my expensive hard drive problems

Lol - I remember drilling out the ident holes on 720k disks to format them to 1.44mb - worked most of the time as well!
Edited by: "cleudo" 13th Jun 2012

Do these only come in black?
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