3.5-inch Floppy Disk Data Transfer

We transfer your 3.5-inch floppy disks to accessible files on a USB or External Hard Drive.

Released in 1981, Sony’s 161.2kb magnetic disk wasn’t widely adopted by the market until 1982, when manufacturers agreed to standardize Sony’s design specifications, favouring it over the larger, superseded, 5 1/4" format.

Like its predecessors, the disk format served as a universal data medium in consumer and commercial applications. The 3.5" disk would differentiate itself, from its floppy predecessors, with a rigid plastic housing, and feature a metal slide-out shield that would draw back to reveal the magnetic recording surface during operation. This allowed for built-in disk protection, an improvement over the previous offerings that left a portion of the disk exposed.

During it’s lifespan, Apple’s use of Group Coded Recording, an encoding process used previously in 5 1/4-inch systems, would see the 3.5-inch data capacity increase to 400kb on their Macintosh computers. Later, further improvements would lead to a “High Density” variant that increased capacity potential to 1.44 MB.

Enduring through to the early 2000s, the format retains a visible place in contemporary computing, where the iconic design can often be found serving as a Save icon in much of today’s software.


PRICING



3.5" floppy disk data transfer



floppy to file
$35/disk
 
PC, Mac & Amiga formatted disks


HOW IT WORKS



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Logistics

Visit one of our 2 GTA locations
Ship your materials to us
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Digital solutions

Digital Solutions

Digital files on:
USB / hard drive / the Cloud
DVD / Blu-rays



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415 Horner Ave. #8
Toronto, ON, M8W 4W3
416 479 0903

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265 Rimrock Rd. #2A
Toronto, ON, M3J 3C6
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ABOUT DIGITAL TREASURES


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In 2014 Digital Treasures went fully commercial and became a part of the Digital Treasury Group (DTG). DTG is exclusively focused on being the highest-quality provider of full-suite media conversion and archiving services nationally. We operate under a fully integrated ‘lean’ business model utilizing industry best practices for providing low-cost/high-value digital solutions to the commercial, institutional and retail marketplaces. Our infrastructure has been purpose-built to (1) mitigate all potential risks associated with the handling and processing of a high volume of multiple media formats and (2) ensure the delivery of a best-quality digital solution fit to the client’s specific requirements. Our methodology is based upon 10 years of dedicated media conversion and archiving experience coupled with 15 years of leading-edge corporate experience resulting in the creation of what we know to be the “best in class” provider of these services in Canada.