Re: Trouble With Right Alt+Arrow Keys


On Tue, Apr 23, 2019 at 10:46 AM, Sieghard Weitzel wrote:
If you have old floppies put what’s on them on a USB stick or an external drive or a DVD, but I’m really curious what the point of one is?
Absolutely agree with this (and your point about using an SSD as the main drive, possibly partitioned into the Windows OS portion and keeping User Data on it on a partition of its own).   I actually did "archival preservation" of a lot of ancient floppy stuff years ago when I knew that the drive style itself was going the way of the dinosaur.  I just copied it on to the HDD, which then means it gets backed up, too, and copy it to USB thumb drive or SD card when I need to carry it somewhere.  It's been a very long while since I last did that.

Oddly enough, though, you can still obtain external FDDs, though generally by special order.   If I were someone who has a collection of ancient software on FD, and currently have a system with an FDD, I'd be making the effort to transfer it to another storage medium for "perpetual archiving" and that medium would most likely be HDD and/or SSD, where that primary medium was being backed up.

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1809, Build 17763  
The psychology of adultery has been falsified by conventional morals, which assume, in monogamous countries, that attraction to one person cannot co-exist with a serious affection for another.  Everybody knows that this is untrue. . .

           ~ Bertrand Russell

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