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Early 8" floppy drives using mains-powered induction motors were speed-locked to the 50/60Hz mains frequency which determined (in most cases including a reduction gearing using a belt drive) the rotational speed of the floppy disk. This used to be the easiest and most exact way to maintain constant RPMs but also manifested itself in the disk format ...


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In 2021, I can attest that at least 3.5 Floppy Discs are still viable, though not practical. However, as an electronic musician, and also a fan of obselte and rare " retrotech ". So many people in my genre ( vaporwave and those adjacent ) sometimes use 3.5 Floppy Discs to create physical pressings of albums, as a novelty/collector's item. I myself ...


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