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Disk in or out? Drive latch open or closed?

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What is the recommended way to leave your disk drive sitting when its not being used?

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I have always left it open with no disk inserted.

 

If packed away or shipping, I insert a disk and close the latch.

Edited by NIAD

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Not sure about the Adam, but most floppy drive latches engaged cause the read head to be lowered and pressed against the magnetic disc. Probably not the right thing to do if your desire is to protect the disc, but maybe it IS the right thing to do if your desire is to protect the head.

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Only time the drive latch should be closed is if packed away, moving it to say take somewhere or if being shipped. While inserting a disk is not the most ideal thing, if you don’t have the cardboard insert that came with the drive, then definitely use an old disk.

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