View Full Version : diskette duplicating machines

July 24th, 2014, 06:42 PM
Just thinking about this for some reason...I have two disk duplicating machines. One for 5 1/4" (I have a new drive for it) and one 3.5 low density (never used). Wonder what kind of historical significance these have, what to do with them (what disks should I duplicate?) I know the 5 1/4" will do TRS 80 (newer) and MS DOS. For now I will just ask you all....if you had a duplicator what would you duplicate? (Mine are only for soft sectored disks).

July 24th, 2014, 07:17 PM
A thousand copies of Nyan Cat for IBM PC? http://www.360k.es/?p=338 :D

July 24th, 2014, 08:34 PM
No clue really. Other then a novelty gift of a game or app you coded I can't see much use for one these days.

July 24th, 2014, 09:15 PM
I pretty much had to give small ones away. What I never managed to obtain was a Formaster.

July 24th, 2014, 09:17 PM
Chuck you had a software making business that needed disk duplicated correct?

July 24th, 2014, 10:26 PM
Yup. We did it with a 6-drive box equipped with SyDupe. Did three disks simultaneously.

July 25th, 2014, 06:44 AM
thanks. At some point, just for fun I will fire up and see if I can run a batch from a master. As I understand it the 5 1/4" unit was used to copy TRS 80 III/4 Misoys OS diskettes, the 3.5" unit to copy Gimpel Softare Co's C++ development kit disks.