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I got some hd disks a while back. They did work but I found the oxide coating on the disk started coming off nearly the 2nd I tried to use them. I don’t know if it was just the pack I got or that is the way the 5.25 hd disks are formulated.

There are some dd disks for sale out there just keep looking.

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I did not noticed the HD vs DD before and got some HD for an unmodified XF551. They did work, but when I try to read those floppies with a 1050 I couldn't.

Just be patient and you should find DD box of 10 for about $10-$12.

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Before you spend $2 per disk, you might consider contacting bob1200XL on this forum, he has lots of used+good disks on offer to those interested, probably just for cost of shipping.

 

They may already have random Atari software on them for fun, or just format them for your own stuff.

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It used to be...

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... now days, most of those companies that put software on floppies are out of business, so no longer sell or maintain the software.  And if you don't copy the old media, you'll lose the program and/or data to bit rot, mold or some other malady so..

 

go ahead and ...  Capture.JPG.ba69ca4ef54603c5679c3508a392f433.JPG or you'll regret it later!

 

 

 

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2 hours ago, Nezgar said:

Before you spend $2 per disk, you might consider contacting bob1200XL on this forum, he has lots of used+good disks on offer to those interested, probably just for cost of shipping.

 

They may already have random Atari software on them for fun, or just format them for your own stuff.

Actually, they are NOS, still sealed. Hundreds of them...

 

Bob

 

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