Date Received: , the data will be
written onto both disks. A handy tip for more legible backup copies: keep a
containier of iron filings at your desk. When you need to make two copies,
sprinkle iron filings liberally between the diskettes before inserting them
into the drive.
Mon, 16 Jun 1997
This is the lastest advisory, ignore if you have already tried these.
- Never leave diskettes in the drive, as the data can leak out of the
disk and corrode the inner mechanics of the drive. Diskettes should be rolled
up and stored in pencil holders.
- Diskettes should be cleaned and waxed once a week. Microscopic metal
particles may be removed by waving a powerful magnet over the surface of the
disk. Any stubborn metal shavings can be removed with scouring powder and
steel wool. When waxing a diskette, make sure the surface is even. This
will allow the diskette to spin faster, resulting in better access time.
- Do not fold diskettes unless they do not fit into the drive. "Big"
diskettes may be folded and used in "little" drives.
- Never insert a diskette into the drive upside down. The data can fall
off the surface of the disk and jam the intricate mechanics of the drive.
- Diskettes cannot be backed up by running them through a photocopy
machine. If your data is going to need to be backed up, simply insert TWO
diskettes into your drive. Whenever you update a