|Never said that there was a permissible time for floppies, just meant that most people generally don't store them properly---meaning it's unlikely that they'll last much longer than 10-15 years. I also have some from the late 80's that still can be read, but I keep them cool and dry and "out of harm's way" (dust/magnetic fields). Where I work, they had stored some quite "haphazardly" and when we needed some, it took 15 of those to successfully format 4 (to create Win2K boot floppies). Oddly enough, the most failure-prone floppies that I have dealt with seem to be 3M and the least failure-prone seem to be the "generics". |
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