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Author Topic: Good source for 3.5" floppies?  (Read 494 times)

Todd

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Good source for 3.5" floppies?
« on: October 19, 2020, 11:12:30 am »

Hi All,

Can anyone recommend a good source to purchase 3.5" disks that will work with the Lisa 2/5?

Some of the Unix-like distributions are quite large (19 disks for the full UniPlus, 15-ish for Xenix). I'm scrounging through old Mac floppies, but am really at the bottom of the barrel. I won't have enough to work with these large distributions.

Many Thanks,

Todd
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Re: Good source for 3.5" floppies?
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2020, 11:48:34 am »

Can anyone recommend a good source to purchase 3.5" disks that will work with the Lisa 2/5?

You'd want 3.5" DS/DD floppies i.e. "720K", HD won't work. Surprisingly they can still be found: https://www.amazon.com/Imation-Corp-12042-Discontinued-Manufacturer/dp/B00007JO42/

https://www.athana.com/html/diskette.html

https://www.floppydisk.com/

Or you could go virtual with a Floppy emu: https://www.bigmessowires.com/floppy-emu/ and not worry about floppies again.
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Re: Good source for 3.5" floppies?
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2020, 03:33:30 pm »

Many thanks, sir. I didn't even think in terms of Amazon. I have some on the way. Go virtual? That would have defeated the purpose of the last three hours or so downloading and putting files on disks! :-)
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Re: Good source for 3.5" floppies?
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2020, 09:55:28 pm »

I second floppydisk.com. Installed the Unixes a few times from that media with no issue.
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Re: Good source for 3.5" floppies?
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2020, 12:17:38 pm »

Many thanks!
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