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5.25" DD floppies
« on: March 26, 2009, 02:15:45 PM »
Does anyone know anywhere that sells 5.25" DD floppies as I'm finding it really difficult getting hold of some blanks :-\

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Re: 5.25" DD floppies
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2009, 02:29:25 PM »
Try your luck here:
Floppydisk.com

or here:
supaprice.com
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Re: 5.25" DD floppies
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2009, 02:41:53 PM »
Thanx Dave I'll check'em out :)

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Re: 5.25" DD floppies
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2009, 03:07:47 PM »
I got a couple of boxes off Ebay last year for my C64. I'm not sure I've even used all of them - how many are you after?
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Re: 5.25" DD floppies
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2009, 03:09:34 PM »
I found this place, not sure if its any good never heard of them before just came up in a search :)

http://www.sharewareplus.co.uk/pcp/Media_Supplies.html

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Re: 5.25" DD floppies
« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2009, 03:46:19 PM »
I'm after quite alot, I need to backup most of this :D

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Re: 5.25" DD floppies
« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2009, 03:49:24 PM »
*DROOL*

You don't really want that 800xl now .......  ;)
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Re: 5.25" DD floppies
« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2009, 03:52:58 PM »
Fook me . . . I will buy some to . . . mmmm backups . . .
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Re: 5.25" DD floppies
« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2009, 03:53:57 PM »
*DROOL*

You don't really want that 800xl now .......  ;)

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Re: 5.25" DD floppies
« Reply #9 on: March 26, 2009, 05:44:09 PM »
You could also try here:

http://www.dataserve-retro.co.uk/

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Re: 5.25" DD floppies
« Reply #10 on: March 26, 2009, 05:45:45 PM »
I have used those to buy speccy bits . . . very good/excellent service to be honest!

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Re: 5.25" DD floppies
« Reply #11 on: March 26, 2009, 06:10:35 PM »
You could also try here:

http://www.dataserve-retro.co.uk/

They look like just the ticket, thanx :)

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Re: 5.25" DD floppies
« Reply #12 on: March 26, 2009, 06:40:34 PM »
You could also try here:

http://www.dataserve-retro.co.uk/

They look like just the ticket, thanx :)

Their service is absolutely superb ...... I've bought loads of stuff from them before (I also get my Amstrad 3" discs from them) and I cannot fault how quick they dispatch stuff.
Also the quality is really good, considering how old the stuff is.

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Re: 5.25" DD floppies
« Reply #13 on: March 26, 2009, 09:59:57 PM »
I bought a load of PC ones off eBay last year and, after a slight delay, my mate from RetroBorse remembered to send me through a disk notcher and I spent a good hour notching 80+ disks to use on the C64 :)

Keep your eyes peeled on eBay .. but they're ex-C64 disks, I don't know if the notching makes them work on the 800XL drives.  Vague memories of some drives not liking the 'double-sided' usage.

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Re: 5.25" DD floppies
« Reply #14 on: March 27, 2009, 08:58:12 AM »
I bought a load of PC ones off eBay last year and, after a slight delay, my mate from RetroBorse remembered to send me through a disk notcher and I spent a good hour notching 80+ disks to use on the C64 :)

Keep your eyes peeled on eBay .. but they're ex-C64 disks, I don't know if the notching makes them work on the 800XL drives.  Vague memories of some drives not liking the 'double-sided' usage.

1050s are fine with Double Sided Discs, they don't like High Density discs, but single and double are fine.
Wish I had a notcher!!
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