Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




33 posts

Geek
+1 received by user: 5


Topic # 196116 19-May-2016 18:27
Send private message

For a Win XP machine - to revive some old DOS games I have unearthed. Can pick up in Wellington.
TIA

Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer Create new topic
5184 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2207

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1555774 19-May-2016 19:08
Send private message

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




Chorus has spent $1.4 billion on making their xDSL broadband network faster. If your still stuck on ADSL or VDSL, why not spend from $150 on a master filter install to make sure you are getting the most out of your connection?
I install - Naked DSL, DSL Master Splitters, VoIP, data cabling and general computer support for home and small business.
Rural Broadband RBI installer for Ultimate Broadband and Full Flavour

 

Need help in Auckland, Waikato or BoP? Click my email button, or email me direct: [my user name] at geekzonemail dot com




33 posts

Geek
+1 received by user: 5


  Reply # 1555784 19-May-2016 19:28
Send private message

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.


 
 
 
 


Try Wrike: fast, easy, and efficient project collaboration software
1837 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 347

Subscriber

  Reply # 1555788 19-May-2016 19:36
Send private message

Good luck!


81 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 21

Subscriber

  Reply # 1555840 19-May-2016 22:04
Send private message

Spirax: For a Win XP machine - to revive some old DOS games I have unearthed. Can pick up in Wellington.
TIA

 

 

 

How many do you want?

 

( I must clean that basement of mine... )

 

Please Flick me a PM if you still need one along with your address

 

 


13919 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1754


  Reply # 1555871 19-May-2016 23:33
Send private message

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.


1721 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 125


  Reply # 1555936 20-May-2016 08:47
One person supports this post
Send private message

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.


13 posts

Geek


  Reply # 1564102 2-Jun-2016 11:21
Send private message

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.


Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

IBM leads Call for Code to use cloud, data, AI, blockchain for natural disaster relief
Posted 25-May-2018 14:12


New FUJIFILM X-T100 aims to do better job than smartphones
Posted 24-May-2018 20:17


Stuff takes 100% ownership of Stuff Fibre
Posted 24-May-2018 19:41


Exhibition to showcase digital artwork from across the globe
Posted 23-May-2018 16:44


Auckland tops list of most vulnerable cities in a zombie apocalypse
Posted 23-May-2018 12:52


ASB first bank in New Zealand to step out with Garmin Pay
Posted 23-May-2018 00:10


Umbrellar becomes Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider
Posted 22-May-2018 15:43


Three New Zealand projects shortlisted in IDC Asia Pacific Smart Cities Awards
Posted 22-May-2018 15:14


UpStarters - the New Zealand tech and innovation story
Posted 21-May-2018 09:55


Lightbox updates platform with new streaming options
Posted 17-May-2018 13:09


Norton Core router launches with high-performance, IoT security in New Zealand
Posted 16-May-2018 02:00


D-Link ANZ launches new 4G LTE Dual SIM M2M VPN Router
Posted 15-May-2018 19:30


New Panasonic LUMIX FT7 ideal for outdoor: waterproof, dustproof
Posted 15-May-2018 19:17


Ryanair Goes All-In on AWS
Posted 15-May-2018 19:14


Te Papa and EQC Minecraft Mod shakes up earthquake education
Posted 15-May-2018 19:12



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.