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Single Floppies Not Recommended

Floppies are so, well, floppy - why use only one and risk everything?

Floppy disks are made of thin magnetic material not unlike audio tape. They are very fragile, and single floppies should not be used as the only means of storing important information. Too often individuals will approach IT with a damaged disk hoping for recovery. Occasionally we are indeed able to recover files from bad floppies, but the success rate is not good.

We recommend the following:

Alternatives to floppy disks:

As the end of the semester approaches everything becomes more critical. Our advice: Save it Twice.

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