Floppy disks on the rise

Recently we have received more enquiries regarding transferring data from floppy disks onto modern media. Many people still have important data stored on floppies, and often find that they have no means of accessing the data.

Most of the floppy disks we see are 10 to 20 years old, and often exhibit problems such as particular files being unreadable, or the floppy disk apparently being unformatted. We can transfer the floppies onto CD or other media, but we recommend that if you have any floppy disks, it is better to attempt the transfer sooner rather than later. Currently the vast majority of floppy disks we receive can be safely transferred, but the older the disks become, the more likely it is that problems will arise.

For more information we have a page on floppy disk transfer.