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How long can a floppy disk spin for before wearing out?

I think actual wear depends on the finish of the head as well as the material of the floppies. In addition the actual "dirt state" of the head may be important as well as the cleanness of ...
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What are the three or four holes on the back of a 3.5inch floppy disk indicating and used for?

The diskette housing is pressed down onto alignment pins that engage two of those holes, which keeps the motor axis at the right position that the diskette is free to rotate in its housing (doesn't ...
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What are the three or four holes on the back of a 3.5inch floppy disk indicating and used for?

The upper two (or one) notches at the sides, are to grab and clamp the disk against ejection - an addition Sony made to the 3.5 design on request by Apple, which had that already patented for the ...
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How do I save data from a program with CC65

The previous answer is probably sufficient. But in case you need more examples, in DestinyHunter I wrote a level-editor that compiled with cc65. The specific source is in: https://github.com/...
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How do I save data from a program with CC65

Here is an example of using (mostly) the C library functions to write and read data to/from a file. The _filetype is an addition to select the file type. For data storage on the CBM machines, ...
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