5.25", 3" 8" & 3.5" inch & 2.88MB Floppy Data Download File Transfer to CD
We have equipment & knowledge for 8" inch 3.5" 5.25" inch Floppy Disc as well as AMSTRAD 3" inch Compact Floppy Disc.
Data Recovery from following Floppy Disks
3" Floppy Disk CF-2 180kb Flip
Discs and 720kb Double Sided Amstrad PCW & CPC
8" inch SS-DD DS-SD DS-DD disks
5.25" Floppy Disk 1.6mb 1.6 mb Floppies
5.25" Floppy Disk 1.2mb 1.2 mb Floppies
5.25" Floppy Disk 360k 360kb 360 kb
5.25" inch Single Sided Double Density SS DD,
5.25" inch Double Sided High Density DS HD,
5.25" inch Double Sided Double Density DS DD 2S-2D
1.2Mb 5.25" DSHD 80 Track 15 Sectors
360Kb 500kb 5.25" DSDD DS,DD 40 Tracks 9 Sectors
180Kb 5.25" SSDD 40 Tracks 9 Sectors
Soft Sector 48 tpi, 96 tpi, Double-Side Double-Density
3M DS,HD 1.6mb, SONY MD-2HD 5.25 Floppydisk 1.6 MB 2.88MB floppy disk file data recovery
3.5" Floppy Disk 2.88mb 2.8mb 2.88 2.8 mb 2.88m
3.5" Floppy Disk 720k 720kb 720 kb
3.5" Floppy Disk 1.44m 1.44mb 1.44 mb
3.5" Floppy Disc 1.4m 1.4mb 1.4 mb
3.5" Double Sided High Density or Double Density Floppies
2.88MB 3.5" DS-ED Extra-high density ED
1.44Mb 3.5" DS-HD 80 Tracks 18 Sectors HD
720Kb 3.5" DS-DD 80 Tracks 9 Sectors DD
File Data Transfers 5.25" inch floppy disc
We also undertake data transfers from these disks to other formats. A popular data transfer or recovery for 5.25" inch floppy disks which often contain archive data, book manuscripts, files, photographs, images, cad drawings, spreadsheets, graphics, CAD/CAM Machine instructions and program files. If you have a request then just contact us.
Recent Recovery News...
Old 5.25 inch DS-DD Floppy Disk Drive Data Recovery and Transfer
Data Recovery, We recently received a series of 5.25 inch 500kb / 360kb floppies which had been sitting in an archive store for a number of years. The disks appeared to be in good condition but were initially not recognised by the floppy drive. The disks were obviously heavily contaminated on the surfaces probably an oxide build up over the years. After undergoing our special recovery processes all the data was successfully recovered but it was a warning to the client that the remaining disks should be extracted to a CD as soon as possible. So email or call for a quotation now..
Transfer Apple Mac floppy disk Claris Works to Windows
Data transfer and Conversion, Apple Mac computers from the 1980s used 3.5 inch floppy disks which cannot be read in modern Macs or PC floppy drives. A popular office document program was ClarisWorks whose files need to be read and converted for use on Windows or Modern Mac OSX. Email or call us for file transfer to CD and conversion of Mac Claris Works files to Windows PC Microsoft Office or Works..
DEC PDP-11 8 inch floppy disks copy files to CD
Data Transfer, The PDP11 DEC computers used a special file system to store files on 8 inch floppy disks. Apex can now recover these files with their names and transfer them to a CD for use on modern PC Windows computers. Disks were typically 8 inch Single Sided Double Density SS DD 26 sectors per track, 77 tracks, 256 bytes 128 bytes per sector floppy disk eg. Nashua marked FD-1 D WP S.S./D.D. Soft Sec 26/128 9001-200 Professional Magnetic Media. Floppies were often written on old DEC RT11-A (PDP11) DECRT11A SZRT11A S-RT11A machines using RX02.
Floppy Disk FDD Transfer Recovery - About Floppy Disks
Floppies or Floppy Disks (FD or FDD) were created by IBM. The early floppy disks were 8-inch (200 mm), followed by 5¼-inch (1331/3 mm), and then 3½-inch (90 mm). There was also the less popular 3 inch CF-2 Compact floppy disc used by Amstrad (Amsoft)and Sinclair. They are made from a flexible magnetic coated disk inside a square or rectangular plastic case. The discs were commonly used in PC's (180K up to 1440K), Amiga DD and HD (also 5,25" formats), Atari 9, 10 and 11 sektor disks, Kaypro (10 Sector per track) Macintosh 720K, 800K, 1440K (DD, GCR, HD), Apple IIe disks (Apple DOS 3.3 and up), Apple II, Macintosh, Amstrad CPC & Amstrad PCW to transfer data, and create archive backups. We can read the following disks and provide a disk image of the raw data or in most cases extract the actual files as well.
Amiga 1000 DD 880k (adf), Amiga 5.25" DD 880k (adf), Amiga HD 1760k (adf).
Amstrad / Sinclair 3 inch floppy disks as used on PCW8256 PCW8512 PCW9256 PCW9512 & CPC-6128
Amstrad 5.25 inch floppy disks eg.PC1512, Sinclair PC500, PC5120 PC6400 PC1512SD PC1512DD
Apple 2e, Apple Mac 400k, Apple Mac 800k.
Acorn Archimedes DD 720k
Archimedes A5000 3.5inch 800kb Risc-OS Ovation and PenDown.
Atari ST DD 11sec 913k, Atari ST HD 22sec 1826k, Atari Falcon HD 1440k, Atari 810 90k.
BBC Micro 100k
Canon AXI 128 16sec 70k, Canon Starwriter,
Casio Sampler FZ-1 1280k
Commodore 1541,51,70 (d64), Commodore 1541,51,70(40T) (d64).
Commodore 1571 (d71), Commodore 8250,SFD 1001 (d82).
Commodore 8050 (d80), Commodore 1581 (d81).
CP/M Systems inc. Osbourne
DECMATE to Microsoft Word DEC word processor system WPS8 RX50 RX50K
HP Logikanalyzer A16500 800k, HP 4145 616k
Kaypro (10 sector per track)
MHS Bootdisk 320k, Montorfano GE-10 640k
NEC PC-9801 CNC HD 1248k, NEC PC-9801 CNC DD 720k
PC DD MSDOS 720k, PC HD MSDOS 1440k
PC DD MSDOS 160k, PC DD MSDOS 180k
PC DD MSDOS 320k, PC DD MSDOS 320k 1024byte sec
PC DD MSDOS 360k, PC DD MSDOS 720k
PC HD MSDOS 1200k, PC FM 128 16sec 320k
PC DD 256 16sec 640k.
RDOS DD 360k
SAM Coupe Elite DD 800k
Sinclair QL QDOS DD 360k
Sinclair QL QDOS HD 720k
TI99 4A 90k
TRS80 Videogenie SS SD 85k, TRS80 Multidos SD 170k, TRS80 SS SD.
VersaDOS 16sec 638k, VersaDOS HD 26sec 998k, VersaDOS 3HDDI(32) 998k.
Typical Disk error messages
Disk not Formatted error.
Disc not Formatted error.
Please insert a disk
Abort Retry Ignore
Do you wish to format this disk
- Corrupted and unopenable files
- Windows prompts you to format.
- Damage to the disk
- Files cannot be listed.
- Floppy disk that contains bad sectors
- Floppy disk that contains bad clusters.
- Accidentally deleted files on floppy disk.
- Undelete files on the floppy disk.
- Virus attack or other lost files on a diskette.
- File Conversions eg. Supercalc to excel
Repair Floppy Disks, Discs Recovery
Failure, Format or deleted Floppy Disk
Retrieving data off old floppies or damaged.
Undelete files. File inaccessible. Floppy Disks, File Recovery.
Unable to open a file, floppy, Disk Drive, Disc unreadable