I like to use the Christmas holidays as an excuse for a good old-fashioned cleanout. This invariably means burning (shredding takes to long and we don't have a hamster) old paperwork and junking lots of defunct technology.
- Two 3.5" floppy drives -I don't actually have any floppy media so the drives are no longer useful
- Philips DVDRW208 - one of my earliest DVD writers
- Toshiba DVD-RAM SD-W1101
- Creative 52x CD Drive CD5233E
- Pioneer CD-ROM DR-U06S
- Exabyte EXB-4200CT DAT drive
- Seagate STT320000A DAT drive
The early DVD writers were a pain to get working with different media types. The quality of the media sure made a difference. I never got on with DVD-RAM, especially with the cartridge loading format; and as for the DAT drives...
At the time this technology seemed new and cutting edge. Now it seems so old hat. I wonder what I'll be throwing out next year!