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Brand recommendation for 5.25" DSDD floppies?

smbaker

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I used to buy GOLDSTAR disks from an ebay seller who turned out to be a crook (his disks were good though), but he doesn't have them anymore, and I'm not sure I'd buy from him if he did.

Looking for a new floppy brand to pursue, something reliable and available in the US.

Any suggestions?
 

DeltaDon

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Last year I was having problems with some 5.25" floppy drives and wanted to have "new" diskettes to help eliminate the diskette from being part of the problem. A seller on the auction site was selling Office Centre brand DSDD (non-HD) diskettes which I bought. So far not one has had a problem formatting and working as 720K (more or less) diskettes on various CP/M computers. I see they're still available in smaller quantities and would buy again. Yes, I do also have major brand name diskettes and a couple of boxes have begun to show problems due to age.
 

Timo W.

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It's probably more of good storage than brand. Sadly, there's no way to see or tell how good NOS disks were stored.

The failure-rate of 5.25" DD disks I had so far, however, is very, very low. No matter what brand or if used or new. They are pretty reliable - unlike HD disks.
 

smbaker

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I went ahead and ordered a box of 3M. If they test out good, then I may grab another box. It's always good to have some on hand if/when they become unobtainable. Thanks for the recommendations.
 
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