Video & Audio Tape Duplication at Oxford Duplication Centre

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Floppy Disk Imaging and Preservation

At Oxford Duplication Centre we offer a reliable and fast transfer tool for floppy disks using Kryoflux technologies . Its robustness and versatility have made KryoFlux the de-facto standard at many universities, museums and archives around the globe for extracting preservation files for archival purposes.

Using our KryoFlux technology connected to a modern floppy drive (3.5" or 5.25")we can utilise a floppy head to read a floppy disk not as a bunch of data but the actual magnetic flux of the disks themselves. What this translates to, in the vast majority of cases, is a disk image that includes any copy protection, unusual write schemes, or trickery.  

8" Floppy

Storage capacity: 100KB - 1+MB
Approximate dates in use: Late 1971-1981
Comments: 8" X 8", 1 5/16" hole in center.

5.25" Floppy

Storage capacity: 100KB - 1.2MB
Approximate dates in use: 1972-mid-1980s
Comments: Primary mass storage medium during the early days of microcomputing, including the Apple II, TRS-80, Commodore 64, and the original IBM PC.

3.5" Floppy

Storage capacity: 400KB - 2.8MB
Approximate dates in use: 1982-present
Comments: 3 1/2" X 3 1/2" (actually 90mm X 94mm). From 1995 to 2001 floppy-disk sales declined from 5 billion to 1.4 billion.

12" Optical Disk

Storage capacity: 3.2GB Double-sided
Approximate dates in use: 1985-1992
Comments: Sony 12" write-once-read-many (WORM) magneto optical disk (WDM-3DL0), formatted 1024 bytes/sector, Constant Linear Velocity (CLV).

5.25" Optical Disk

Storage capacity: 600MB
Approximate dates in use: 1985-1992
Comments: Sony Magneto Optical Disk EDM-600B, dual-sided rewritable.


Storage capacity: 650MB
Approximate dates in use: 1984-present
Comments: Although they look the same, CDs have changed standards and file naming conventions several times over the years. Many early disks are completely obsolete, and even current standards are susceptible to change. 

Floptical Disk

Storage capacity: 21MB
Approximate dates in use: 1989-1993
Comments: Floptical: "A type of disk drive technology that uses a combination of magnetic and optical techniques to achieve greater storage capacity than normal floppy disks without sacrificing access speeds." Flopticals were unpopular, largely due to high costs and increased competition from Syquest drives.

Zip Disk

Storage capacity: 100MB
Approximate dates in use: 1995-present
Comments: 97mm X 98.5 mm. Iomega later released a 250 MB version of the Zip, as well as the higher-capacity Jazz and Click-disk series.

Jaz Disk

Storage capacity: 1 - 2GB
Approximate dates in use: 1996-2002.
Comments: Introduced a year after the popular Zip disk, the Jaz disk initially held 1GB of data and was later expanded to 2GB.


Storage capacity: 4.7 - 17GB
Approximate dates in use: 1997-present
Comments: DVD is an optical disc storage media format used for playback of movies and data storage. Although they look similar to CDs, DVDs have a much higher data density because, in part, of shorter wavelength lasers. A standard 4.7GB DVD is single-layered, single-side, while larger capacity disks may be multi-layered and double sided.

Storage capacity: 40MB
Approximate dates in use: 1998-2001
Comments: Iomega's Click! drive, or PocketZip, was intended as a storage system for portable electronic devices such as cameras, PDAs, and notebook computers. Its relatively small storage size and high cost led to a rapid demise.

Sparq Disk Cartridge

Storage capacity: 1GB
Approximate dates in use: 1998
Comments: 3.5" SyQuest Disk Cartridge. The Sparq, along with the SyJet and the EzFlyer, represented SyQuest's contributions to the high-density removable storage field. Shortly after releasing the Sparq, manufacturer SyQuest filed for bankruptcy and was bought by competitor Iomega. 01865 457000

We are able to recover data from any storage device, such as hard drives, RAID arrays, tapes, memory cards, cell phones, CF cards, flash drives, optical and magnetic media, and much more.


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3.5" Floppy Discs* 15.00 10.00 8.50 8.50
Iomega Zip or Jaz Drives 24.00 20.00 18.00 16.00
SD Cards 24.00
5.25" Floppy Diskettes* 30.00
Mobile Phones 40.00
NOTE: The age of floppy discs and drives means that in certain cases there are issues with extracting the files.  We will attempt  to recover all files at the charges above, but in the case of sector issues, we might need to contact you to discuss a more forensic extraction which starts at £75.00 per disk.  We would not proceed down this line unless we have your permission.       

Our Services within Audio & Video

Video Post Production

We support our clients in creating and delivering digital media support through creative processes to bring together the best out of your video footage. Our post production staff can piece together your video projects ready for marketing.

DVD Authoring

We are specialists in DVD encoding and authoring. Taking your footage from film, DVD or archive we can prepare bespoke authored projects to suit your marketing requirements. Combined with our duplication services we can mass duplicate your DVDs and prepare fulfilment.

Analogue Tape Transfers

Professional affordable family tape transfers for all VHS, SVHS, VHS-C and Batamax Tapes. From 1 unit to the 100's. To DVD or MPEG4 digital files. Printed DVDs of family photos can ensure a beautiful bespoke present.

Digital Tape Transfers

Professional digital tape transfers for all Digital 8, Hi8, Video 8, Mini DVD, Mini DV tapes. From 1 unit to the 100's. To DVD or MPEG4 digital files. Printed DVDs of family photos can ensure a beautiful bespoke present.

Floppy Disc Transfers

Professional affordable floppy disc transfers to data CD or DVD.

Our offices are open to clients by appointment Monday to Thursday 8am-4pm Friday 8am - 3pm

Our offices and large customer parking are located at the back of our premises, 29b Rear Part Banbury Road, Kidlington OX5 1AQ, behind the large green building attached, opposite Benmead Road.

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