Reply to post: Re: Reliability

Are you sure you've got a floppy disk stuck in the drive? Or is it 100 lodged in the chassis?

Baldrickk Silver badge

Re: Reliability

Floppy attached by magnet: It's the movement of magnetic fields (relative to the media) that destroys the data.

Presumably, the magnet was weak enough and the movement to pull it off aligned with the field well enough that the loss of signal on the disk was minimal.

If the floppy didn't have much data on it, diagnostic or not, then the corruption of data may have mostly affected blank sectors?

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