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Old 29 August 2017, 08:49   #13
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Anyone considering these products should consider their use case.

Preservation?
-> KryoFlux. The dtc tool analyses the disk format and ensures you get a good dump. This naturally only works, if you have a format that dtc supports. If not, then you can still read the disks blind and begin the arduous manual analysis process.

Duplicating originals to blank disks at home?
-> SuperCard Pro. As Jim explained above, the tools don't analyse anything, they just read and write whatever they can pick up from the disk. If you wish to analyse something, you are again in for manual work.

Both products are precise enough for reading floppy disks accurately. No matter how much you increase the resolution, you can't CSI enhance a coarse data source. A high resolution sample of a noisy source can even make it more difficult to separate the wheat from the chaff.
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