July 30, 2012 – Control Data Diskettes

A very brave David Cooper is going to attempt to read Control Data diskettes. My experience over the decade+ of reading disks is that any data stored on a Control Data disk is irretrievable because the diskettes immediately shred their magnetic oxide coating all over the disk head and mechanism upon first access; destroying the disk and destroying (or resulting in a need for a very good cleaning) the disk drive. Our thoughts should be with David and his soon-to-be-ex floppy drive.

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