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Old 10 December 2012, 17:07   #1
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Creation of a 5 1/4 diskette =)

Just saw this video at feber.se. Its in Swedish but a nice view from inside the factory where they created the diskettes.

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From the factory for those not wanting to watch the first part in swedish with the "how to handle a diskette" instructions.

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Old 10 December 2012, 18:18   #2
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that was a lot of manual labour in the production.
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Old 10 December 2012, 18:34   #3
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that was a lot of manual labour in the production.
I guess that's why they were better than 3 1/2 disks!
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Old 14 December 2012, 16:06   #4
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They are more reliable in my experience. I've never been able to understand why, you'd think the huge hole which exposes the media would make them very prone to errors.
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Pretty sure it has to do with density. The bigger the density, the less reliable they became, more prone to errors in keeping all that data together. Think about a bus which you cram more and more with people. It will break more often the more you abuse its space.

5 1/4 disks reliability: single > double > high density
3 1/2 disks reliability: single > double > high density

In the case of 3 1/2 disks, high density ones are basically useless.
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One time I tried to get on the District line from Blackfriars at rush hour and when I got off I had checksum errors all over my jacket.
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