I'm looking for a floppy drive to read and archive a large stack of old floppy disks. Because of their age, I expect many of the disks will have errors. I plan to use
ddrescue to make images of these disks to perform data recovery on:
ddrescue tries to recover bad sectors by repeatedly reading them, so I need a drive that won't make things worse as it reads the disks.
- Support for 3.5" IBM-PC HD and DD floppies
- Must be compatible with
ddrescue(shouldn't be a problem, but you never know)
- Support for 5.25" floppies
Interface: USB preferred, but I can work with a standard internal floppy interface as well.