Where to buy 800k 3.5" floppy disks for a Macintosh Plus?

Discussion in 'Apple Collectors' started by kg1984, Mar 2, 2009.

  1. kg1984 macrumors member

    Dec 28, 2007
    As the title says, I need to get hold of some 800k 3.5" floppy disks to download some data off of an old Macintosh Plus. The only useful site I've found on the web is this one: http://net68000.freeshell.org/400k-800k.html, but the stores it recommends don't seem to sell them anymore. Does anyone know any that do? I'm UK-based but at this point will not mind buying them from a US store and having them shipped. I've also tried eBay but to no avail.

    Any help greatly appreciated.
  2. dmr727 macrumors G3


    Dec 29, 2007
    Are you just trying to play around with the Plus, or are you looking for a reliable solution? I've genuinely had luck just taping over the hole on a 1.44MB floppy. I know it's not a super safe way to store data, but for the most part it works fine, and it's allowed me to play around with a 800KB floppied Mac when no other convenient option was available.

    EDIT: Maybe I should have read more closely - if you're just trying to get data off the system, I'd give my method a try.
  3. David Schmidt macrumors 6502

    David Schmidt

    Aug 22, 2006
    Southeastern USA
    Sells them in packs of 50 for $0.99 each - probably a bit extreme for just a few.
  4. MacTech68, Mar 3, 2009
    Last edited: Jan 30, 2011

    MacTech68 macrumors 68020


    Mar 16, 2008
    Australia, Perth
    I'll add my vote to this method. I've used this before and it works like a charm. However, you'll still need another older mac to read the 800K disks as USB Floppy Drives don't support 800K disks.
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