How do I tell if my diskette drive is bad?
Posted on 2003-12-10
The main reason I use diskettes is to support backup CDs. These are Win2K setup diskettes plus the backup program's support diskettes. So they're generally pretty full.
For the past several months, I have noticed that after I create a set of diskettes, about 1 in 10 (or more) are bad (cannot read, data error).
I've used different brands of diskettes (Sony, Imation, Memorex), so I don't think it's a specific brand.
But should I expect a "bad diskette" rate of 10%, or is my drive doing something wrong? And how can I tell?