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It's round and wobbles, but madam, it's a mouse pad, not a floppy disk

Olivier2553 Silver badge

Talking about reliability, a coupe of years ago I was tasked to put the students thesis online. Prior 2000, they were archived on 3.5" floppies, and the on CD. I was surprised to find out that a greater percentage of the floppies where readable when compared to CD (even those not older than 5 years).

Floppies were of reputable brand, while CD were on the cheap side. In both case, I tried to use the best or newest peripheral. CD and floppies had been stored in the same box, so storage was not the issue.

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