Obsolete Archive

I have spent some time recently “de-cluttering” my study in the loft. It’s amazing how much you uncover that you had forgotten about when you start digging! Amongst other things I found boxes of floppy disks . . . . and fortunately a floppy disk drive. I found a lot of my old Uni notes and test papers as well as web sites developed as part of my web developer certificate studies.

I also found a lot of the disks had on them some old photos taken with my Sanyo Digicam, my first digital camera that took whopping 1MB pictures! They are now on my network drive.

Old Sanyo

Old Sanyo

Unfortunately there were a number of disks with un-readable files on them. Some of them were old Microsoft Backup files, I looked and searched for a way of opening them to no avail. So having not needing these files for years I decided to recycle the disks.

Recycled Floppys

Recycled Floppys

I wonder how long it will be before another de-clutter will see me uncovering old disk drives and trying to recover long forgotten or obsolete files.


3 thoughts on “Obsolete Archive

    • I still have the Sanyo Digicam. At the time I was shooting with a Nikon FG 35mm SLR and couldn’t wait to get started in digital. The digital files were extremely poor if printed out at anything more than 6″ x 4″ and not great even then, especially when compared to film prints or slides.

      As for the floppy disks, the read time seems extraordinarily slow by today’s standards. You’re right, technology has moved on at a pace since then.

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