Computer media

Supported formats


The Born-digital Preservation Lab has the capacity to read the following computer media formats:

  • 5¼-inch floppy disk ("Minifloppy")

  • 3½-inch floppy disk ("Microfloppy")

  • Compact Flash Memory Cards (CFC/MD, MSC MS Pro, SMC, xD, SD MMC)

  • Disk images ( .dd, .ad1, eo1, .img) 

  • Hard Disk Drives in various form factors with the following interfaces (IDE, EIDE, SATA, SCSI)

  • Iomega Zip disks (100 MB and 250 MB)

  • Optical Media (CDs and Mini CDs, DVDs, Blu-Rays)

  • Solid State Drives (SATA, M.2)