Floppy Disk Duplication
The floppy disk has been around in various guises since 1969, and was the first truly successful removable storage device. The original formats stored barely 140kb, and their expense made disk duplication a job for large factories. Later, the introduction of cheaper systems and high-density disks meant that disk duplication became possible for smaller companies and individual users. Indeed, disk duplication played its part in establishing the duplication industry, and making file and software distribution more affordable and viable for smaller companies and private consumers.
Modern disk duplication is still widely sought after, as a cost-effective way of rolling out system updates or cross-platform data transfer (Windows to Unix for example). Many of the largest duplication companies in the industry began in the disk duplication field, long before optical media was invented. With the fall in popularity of the floppy disk, and the cost of maintaining old disk duplication systems, many companies no longer offer floppy disk duplication, leaving it to smaller specialist companies.
The best disk duplication companies keep well-maintained duplication towers, and follow a systematic copy-verify procedure, which means that each floppy disk is checked byte by byte. When dealing with often sensetive information, the reliability of the disk duplication is paramount. When looking for a company to carry out your disk duplication, ensure that they follow a similar system. Other advice for those seeing disk duplication would be to write-protect your master disk to prevent accidental data loss or corruption, and ensure that no alterations are made without first disabling write-protect.
The staff at A1 Duplication have been working with disk duplication for almost two decades, handling everything from sensetive data to promotional documents. Our disk duplication services are all about reliability, and the fast high-quality service we provide means that we are the number one choice for disk duplication.