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Strommer
26-07-2009, 09:19 AM
Should we tell them? (http://imagef1.net.nz/files/floppy_disk_cases.JPG)

Photo taken yesterday.

:illogical

CYaBro
26-07-2009, 09:40 AM
There is that and then the fact that they cost $3 when you say it was a $2 shop???!!!

Trev
26-07-2009, 09:41 AM
How come they are $3 in the $2 shop.
:)

SurferJoe46
26-07-2009, 09:43 AM
We have that same product in our 99-Cent stores here.

Strommer
26-07-2009, 09:55 AM
There is that and then the fact that they cost $3 when you say it was a $2 shop???!!!

Everyone in town calls it the $2 shop but the name of the place is Price Busters - they changed the name when they started selling 'expensive' items.



We have that same product in our 99-Cent stores here.

Well, I wonder if people actually buy them and if so, what they use the cases for?

wainuitech
26-07-2009, 10:04 AM
Well, I wonder if people actually buy them and if so, what they use the cases for? Errrrrrr for floppy disc's.

I still see many people using the good ol 3.5" floppy, in fact some people with New PC's want a floppy drive installed.

Just last week, I had to go and buy a pack of floppy disc's, all my old ones were stuffed, I needed them to run Norton Ghost (the good version) to clone two peoples drives, ANY bootable CD, Acronis, Paragon, and a couple of others simply wouldn't clone the drive, the floppy version did it perfectly.

Just because something is old, doesn't mean it still doesn't have its uses.

Strommer
26-07-2009, 10:11 AM
People still use floppies? Well I'll be #%$@X 'ed.

Strommer
26-07-2009, 10:17 AM
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somebody
26-07-2009, 10:18 AM
Judging by the brand, it looks like they've picked up some dumped stock from another retailer rather than going and importing them deliberately.

wainuitech
26-07-2009, 10:21 AM
People still use floppies? Well I'll be #%$@X 'ed. Yep !;)

Thomas01
26-07-2009, 10:50 AM
People still use floppies? Well I'll be #%$@X 'ed.

Yes I was using them quite a lot until very recently when swapping programs, data, etc with friends.
So much faster and more convenient than CDs etc.
But sadly my main computer has crashed its floppy drive so can no longer be used.
I still have one laptop with a 3.5 drive and I noticed some time ago one of our Dick Smiths had 3.5 drives available.
Its the flash drive that has really killed them for me - but of course I cannot afford to give flash drives away like I did with the floppies.
I am waiting to see if we get flash drives selling at about a $1 - which I reckon could be done now if only the manufacturers etc could forget massive profits for a moment or two.
Tom

SurferJoe46
26-07-2009, 10:59 AM
I liked the floppies from my C>64. But now I just use a Zip-Drive for quick stuff.

mikebartnz
26-07-2009, 04:34 PM
How many here ever had a LS120 drive.

Agent_24
26-07-2009, 05:58 PM
Should we tell them? (http://imagef1.net.nz/files/floppy_disk_cases.JPG)

Photo taken yesterday.

:illogical

I don't get the joke

CYaBro
26-07-2009, 06:27 PM
How many here ever had a LS120 drive.

Sold a few way back when but they never really caught on.
I still use floppy discs, mainly when a RAID driver is required to install server 2003 or SBS2003.

Renmoo
26-07-2009, 06:41 PM
I don't get the joke
Floppy Disks cover! Who still uses them!

wainuitech
26-07-2009, 06:48 PM
I don't get the joke It's not a joke -- many people still use 3.5" floppy disc's. Hence the covers.

Lots of people also think they are dead and no longer used, but they are still used.

gary67
26-07-2009, 06:58 PM
I use them when updating Bios as at the moment it often is easier than trying to do it on USB especially for older comps

Agent_24
26-07-2009, 06:58 PM
Floppy Disks cover! Who still uses them!

I do, very often in fact... (well not the covers but the disks themselves...)

Gobe1
27-07-2009, 11:31 AM
Yep i have just run out and need to get some more. Raid setups for xp mostly.
Boss brought some 5.1/4 inch "real floppies" to get some data off a few months ago...I just said "no way" lol

Strommer
27-07-2009, 05:33 PM
OK OK, so floppies ARE used - but not so often, right?

I'll keep an eye on the $2 shop shelf as I reckon they won't sell more than one item per month. Of course I could be wrong. :rolleyes:

Myth
27-07-2009, 06:53 PM
People still use floppies? Well I'll be #%$@X 'ed.Occassionally

Digby
27-07-2009, 07:31 PM
LS120 ? no but I had and sold a few zip drives, they were great.
Floppy drives (3.5") were my nemesis in the 80's they never worked when you wanted them to. I threw out boxes and boxes of them (and 5'1/4"s)

mikebartnz
27-07-2009, 09:19 PM
OK OK, so floppies ARE used - but not so often, right?

I'll keep an eye on the $2 shop shelf as I reckon they won't sell more than one item per month. Of course I could be wrong. :rolleyes:
Just recently did an upgrade after power problems on a couples PC and didn't bother to connect the floppy as they had just about never used it.

Strommer
27-07-2009, 10:03 PM
Just recently did an upgrade after power problems on a couples PC and didn't bother to connect the floppy as they had just about never used it.

To tell the truth, my desktop still has a floppy drive, but I disconnected it. I think its been 2 or 3 years since I used a floppy. By contrast this morning I ordered an 8 G usb stick (a last minute add-on to my wireless gear order).

beeswax34
27-07-2009, 10:07 PM
Heaps of people use Floppies still. At work, a lot of our really old backups are on floppy which we've never really gotten around to transferring to a flash drive...

Gobe1
28-07-2009, 08:27 AM
Heaps of people use Floppies still. At work, a lot of our really old backups are on floppy which we've never really gotten around to transferring to a flash drive...

I wouldnt put backups on a flash drive (dont start) just put them onto a cd, heaps safer, or a DVD and make 2 copies

Strommer
28-07-2009, 09:30 AM
I wouldnt put backups on a flash drive (dont start) just put them onto a cd, heaps safer, or a DVD and make 2 copies

I have never ever had an error from a flash drive. Lucky perhaps? I do however shut down / close the flash drive before pulling it out of the usb slot, and I seldom use usb sticks for back up (only for transferring data). For back up I use extra hd's and DVD's.

Back to the topic: I think it is admirable that people still use floppies. Obviously they use them because floppies do the job, and do it well. Personally I find them a pain - slow, noisy, bulky, and of course with extremely limiting capacity. But for text documents and other simple office / business files, they would have enough capacity.

Agent_24
28-07-2009, 10:45 AM
I love floppies for BIOS updates, diagnostic utilities and SATA drivers for windows XP

Sometimes it's also the easiest way to get ethernet drivers onto a PC.

But I wouldn't use flash drives as backup either, heard too many stories of them just randomly dying (though this might only be cheap ones)

george12
28-07-2009, 01:03 PM
I haven't used them in years. When SATA drivers are required I genuinely find it easier to just burn a new Windows CD with the drivers on using nLite. Only takes 5 minutes and doesn't require connecting a floppy drive to the computer being reinstalled.

Though thank God this is not required for newer OSs than XP...

MAC_H8ER
28-07-2009, 01:25 PM
Dont copy that FLoppy!