Does anyone have any experience with www.athana.com?

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Does anyone have any experience with www.athana.com?

After looking a lot I found athana they apparently make disks to order according to the post I found some time back on another forum you just have to order at least 3 boxes. Has anyone dealt with them, and are any of the 5.25" disks usable in the apple 2c?

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Re: Does anyone have any experience with www.athana.com?

Never used them, but I always order from http://www.floppydisk.com/. They even have color disks.

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Re: Does anyone have any experience with www.athana.com?

I had several from early manufacturing:
demanded care while handling:
weak centuring hole without additional hub-centuring-ring....
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Re: Does anyone have any experience with www.athana.com?

I have bought a lot of 8” and 5 1/4 hard sectored disks from them in the past. Never a bad disk and always a pleasure to work with. I think they are family owned.

@speedy, I think my disks had hub rings, but that could be because they were hard sector. I can check later.

Never had to buy soft sectored 8” or 5 1/4 from anyone other than eBay or local hobbyists. They are common enough.

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Re: Does anyone have any experience with www.athana.com?

I have bought literally thousands of disks from Athana (5000 to be exact, about 2 years ago)
The failure to format rate on them is less than 1 per 100 disks. They do not (based on my info from dealing with them) actually manufacture disks any more, at least not 5.25" floppies.
The disks I got were new old stock DSDD manufactured in 1993, sealed in packs of 50 and kept in climate controlled storage since then.
I have less than 2000 of the original 5000 left.

I use them on a regular basis, have sold several thousand without report of any issues and when purchased in bulk (not just 5000, but even much less)
are cheaper than floppydisk.com.

Last batch I bought from floppydisk.com were very brittle enclosures and had a tendency to crack when even lightly flexed. That was over a year ago and I have not purchased from them since, so your mileage may vary. Could have just been some shoddy refurbs.

Zan

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