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A hatred of floppy disks

I never realised how much I hated floppy disks until today. They’re slow, clunky and unreliable. It should be a simple matter to transfer a 1.1Mb RAID card firmware update to a machine with no O/S but no.. first the floppy drive in my PC doesn’t have the power connected, then it fails to recognise any disk I put in there.
After a reboot, it finds the drive, finds the disk, formats the disk (one of a box of 10). Copy the files onto it and insert into drive on other machine.
Data error reading drive A.
Tried the same thing on 3 different disks and two different PCs but still no luck.
I ended up writing 1MB to a 700MB CDR – what a waste!