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Topic # 196116 19-May-2016 18:27
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For a Win XP machine - to revive some old DOS games I have unearthed. Can pick up in Wellington.

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  Reply # 1555774 19-May-2016 19:08
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That's going back a bit. I think I still have the odd 1.4MB 3.5" drive lying around, but no 5.25's

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  Reply # 1555784 19-May-2016 19:28
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Yes, it does go back a bit.  Believe it or not the PC came with a 5.25in drive but I ditched it.  Should have put it in the "it might come in handy one day" box.

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  Reply # 1555788 19-May-2016 19:36
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Good luck!

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  Reply # 1555840 19-May-2016 22:04
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Spirax: For a Win XP machine - to revive some old DOS games I have unearthed. Can pick up in Wellington.




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  Reply # 1555871 19-May-2016 23:33
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You can buy them from ebay but they are quite pricey. Many second hand ones are probably unusable due to age and dirt build up. I did sell one a few years ago and got over $100 for it.

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  Reply # 1555936 20-May-2016 08:47
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If all else fails, try the WCC landfill recycle shop .... last year I spotted a few sitting on their shelves.


You might even get an old computer box at the recycle shop's eWaste drop off and whip out the drive ... the staff are pretty understanding and I grabbed a DVD drive and some RAM that way.

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  Reply # 1564102 2-Jun-2016 11:21
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I may have a spare one sitting in storage I'd be prepared to sell. I'm in Auckland...


Offtopic but I recall 5.25 inch drives being far more reliable than 3.5 for some reason with much less sector errors. I guess it was the lesser track density or maybe just the fact that Verbatim really did make the best media back then.

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