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Old 18 January 2012, 08:57   #6
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>My father said, that the drive was a project him and his friend were working on, to sell to commodore. Commodore were not interested in a 5.25" drive. However, a few months later, they launched there own onto the market (stole his idea basically).

Really, you think the idea never occurred to them independently!? I seem to recall reading at the time of the launch of the Amiga 1000 that there would be 5.25" drives available from Commodore. In fact the Lorraine prototype used a 5.25" drive. So it's not like the idea never occurred to them.

>I dont think the four, five and a quarter inch diskettes would have even retained there data up till now.

Most likely the data is still recoverable. I have recently dumped digital data from 1970s cassettes.

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