Upload your photos, chat, win prizes and much more
Can't Access your Account?
New to ePHOTOzine? Join ePHOTOzine for free!
Upload photos, chat with photographers, win prizes and much more for free!
hi my next door neigbhour is giving away to a good home any body who wants 16 x 250mb floppy disks are they still used today and if they are do you want them.he dosent like throwing any thing away,bit of a tree hugger!!!!
Join ePHOTOzine for free and remove these adverts.
Haven't heard of 250Mb floppies. Most were of much lower capacity.
But very few modern PCs now have floppy drives fitted, so there may be limited usability. Floppies have been pretty well replaced by optical media such as CDs and DVDs.
I tink the type you are reffering to are the 5 inch discs, Rare things in the last 10 years, Even rarer than the smaller floppies......
There are some other types from way back that used a thing called a tape drive......
In all honesty the cost of posting them anywhere is gonna be ten times what they might be worth, Assuming you still have a drive that can run them.....
That said the common 2.5 floppy is still around and used for dark and devious " DOS " activities, There are even some USB models specially for the purpose.....
However we do need to clarify the exact size and type, Maybe even make etc, Then all will be revealed and someone may have a use for them
I'm guessing a 250mb disk would be for one of the 'super-floppy' drives that came out shortly before CD writers became cheap enough for the mass market. If I recall correctly, the only on that was 250mb was the Iomega Jaz drive - it had a (then) standard IDE connection, and a 5.25" drive size (same as a CD/DVD drive), but could also read standard 3.5" floppy disks. I very much doubt that many modern PCs even have the required interface for the drive, and locating any more disks for it would be a near impossibility...
I think its earlier than the Jaz and is a zip drive from iomega? Not a floppy at all as its in a case I suspect.
Sorry - the 250mb was the 2nd generation Zip drive - the Jaz drive was a different technology, and up to 1Gb. The Zip disks were in a case, but the drive could read ordinary floppies.
thanks guys i will try to convince him to bin them,stu
They date from the mid-to-late 90's, so I very much doubt that they are still viable, even if you could a) find the drive to read them, and b) find a PC to connect it to!
Yeah, standard 3.5" 'floppies' (they didn't bend) were 720k capacity I seem to remember. The HD (high density) were a massive 1.44Mb formatted. And we thought they were the 'last word' at the time... having said that, DOS was very space efficient at the time, pre Windows. Come to think of it i've still got a few dozen unused ones in the loft somewhere!
40 ways to still use Floppy Discs
The Floppy Disc
That is a surprise, I might try and dig them out...Thx
ePHOTOzine, the web's friendliest photography community.
Upload photos, chat with photographers, win prizes and much more.
You must be a member to leave a comment
Get the latest photography news straight from ePHOTOzine in your email every month and win prizes!
1st March 2014 - 31st March 2014
Check out ePHOTOzine's inspirational photo month calendar! Each day click on a window to unveil new photography tips, treats and techniques.
View March's Photo Month Calendar