[access-uk] Re: What to do with 3.5 Floppy Disks

Hi James. From my memory from the 90s. Floppy disks were either 720k or 1.4mb. Three 3MB for a floppy sounds generous. ----- Original Message ----- From: "James Scholes" <james@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>

To: "Ibrahim Gucukoglu" <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, February 12, 2009 8:24 PM
Subject: [access-uk] Re: What to do with 3.5 Floppy Disks


Hi Ibrahim,

Isn't it amazing, we'll soon have 32GB memory cards for our phones that aren't even 1 inch in size, yet a floppy disk is huge at 3.5 inches and it only holds 3MB of data.

James Scholes
http://www.jls-radio.com

-----Original Message-----
Sent by Ibrahim Gucukoglu on Thursday, February 12, 2009 at 08:06 PM

Hi Colin.

Firstly, nobody wants 3.5 inch floppies anymore, secondly if carol is
receiving personal and otherwise sensitive material by floppy disk, the
surest way of preventing access to her data is total destruction of the
disk.  If you've the skill, no matter how suffisticated the equipment,
traces remain and determination is all that is required to recover data.

All the best, Ibrahim.


----- Original Message ----- From: "Colin Howard" <colin@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, February 12, 2009 6:13 PM
Subject: [access-uk] Re: What to do with 3.5 Floppy Disks


Greetings,

Carol, do you have an eraser, such as used for cassettes or reel-to-reel
tapes?  I have and if I want to clear disks, as I have a bulk eraser run
off
the mains, can simply put the disk both sides onto the top, press the
button, cleared, disk still available to use / sell / eat / whatever you
want to do with it.


From Colin Howard, who  lives near Southampton in
Southern England.
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