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Are you sure you've got a floppy disk stuck in the drive? Or is it 100 lodged in the chassis?

juice Silver badge

As I understand it, 5.25 disks were generally more reliable because they were both physically bigger and lower capacity; the wider "tracks" and longer pulses naturally made them more fault tolerant.

OTOH, they were physically less robust, though arguably that helped to remind people to treat them with more respect, unlike their 3.5 brethren which would often be slung unprotected into briefcases or school bags, or even used as coffee mats...

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