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View Poll Results: How Many Floppy Disks DID/DO you own at your peak?
over 5000 4 9.76%
2500 - 5000 3 7.32%
1000 - 2500 9 21.95%
750 - 1000 4 9.76%
500 - 750 6 14.63%
250 - 500 10 24.39%
100 - 250 2 4.88%
up to 100 3 7.32%
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Old 06 January 2012, 20:29   #1
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How Many Floppy Disks DID/DO you own at your peak?

I'm more interested to know how many of us have binned them for the more modern approach of using WHDLoad and CD's for games, Demos and Apps.

I personally still have around 50 original floppies, about 100 coverdisks and 100 or so "Blanks" that have applications on them to install should my HD partition die. Although I do miss the sound of my floppy drive (not the waiting though! ) but at my peak i think i was well into the 1500 mark!

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Old 06 January 2012, 20:32   #2
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Create new Thread > Tick Poll Box > Write your post > Click Submit > Enter the options in your poll along with the question > Submit again to post.

I have 8 originals, Settlers, Civlization and Lotus 2. About 100 coverdisks.
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yup sussed it... but cant changed the title now that you see from the thread above. doh!
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Old 06 January 2012, 20:49   #4
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Old 06 January 2012, 20:53   #6
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MUCH more than 5000. I still have about 3000 disks here from "back in the day" (TM).
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crikey!!!! i nearly put a 10k mark on just for you as i half expected it
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Old 06 January 2012, 23:26   #8
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They all are here - somewhere. Perhaps 300 mag disks, 100 - 200 inherited cracks, probably 50 original games I've bought, with boxes, 100 PD disks, Workbench 1.3, 2.1, 3.0, 3.1 - almost everything backed up, etc etc. Makes 500 - 750 or more. That's nothing, I have probably 1000 C-cassettes full of music (?). Haven't played any in nearly 10 years. 200 -300 Vinyl records. Sony Elcasets. Betamax tapes. VHS tapes. Oh my God....
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That would be OVER 9000!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
...er.. sorry.. been watching Internet meme vids recently...

If we're talking Amiga floppies, at the peak, I had between 250 and 500...
I have about 200 now, but to be fair, most of those are still blank. I bought a case (200) of blanks a bit ago..

Now, if we're talking C64 days... that number would be much closer to Goku's power level!!!!!!

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Old 10 January 2012, 14:20   #10
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not many actually, probably around 100 - 200.
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Old 15 January 2012, 02:10   #11
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I'm guessing around 1500 disks, which I have converted to ADFs.
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Old 15 January 2012, 02:43   #12
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Little more than 500 I think!
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Old 15 January 2012, 02:58   #13
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Same as Akira. I had about 400 'blanks', about 30 coverdisks and the odd original game when my brother gave me his 80+ disks. Luckily the poll doesn't ask for working ones
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Well, I just got back after long absences and bought some gear since last summer and all these disks came with it - more or less :-p

Absenteeism has probably been 25 to 30 years, but then it came suddenly upon me again - was bitten by a bug again

All these years .... a lot has really changed, in fact everything except the lady.

I trying to understand everything new to me and it's definitely not easy.

Antivirus... which one ?


Oh, 5000+ nowadays, but back in the day 3-4-500 I can't really remember.

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English is not my native language, just to let you guys&gals know

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