Disc Disector

disc-disect-uk-85Disc Disector v3.0
This ad was from a UK magazine in 1985

I have seen versions: V3, V4 and V5
Copies all DOS errors automatically, plus non standard errors like Half tracks, extra tracks, non standard sync, renumbered tracks, etc. Copies a disk in only 8 minutes,

The disk also had many utilities like a fast format, menu maker, scratch and unscratch, fast copy, rename, fastload, disk to tape, diskmon and much more. Here check out V5 menu screen here:


Disc-O-Tech by Crazyhorse

Disc-O-Tech by Crazyhorse – 1984








180 Backup ( 3 minute whole disc backup)
Format Copier (backs up protected software)
Error Writer (allows errors from protected s/ware to be written to backup disc)
Fast Formatter (Formats, write Protects or unprotects and repairs tracks)
File Copier (Copies individual files)
Disc Interrogator (Checks drive speed and stops bumping on error location)
(Interrogator is loaded separately)

Info and Photo credits to Craig A. Ernster

Canada A/M

Canada AM 05 August 1985CANADA A/M (Archival Maker) the ad shows 1984. I can find a Tape version and a disk version. The ads states that this software is ‘Easy on the User’ and ‘Easy on your drive”! Rated 4 stars by Info 64 and now duplicates errors 27 andCanada AM Reviews 29.






Photos Credits to: Craig A. Ernster

ONE MORE THING, this is copied from Info-64 Spring 1984 issue:

Canada AM 05-info64It says that this WILL NOT COPY ITSELF!!

OK, don’t you hate that! Back in the day, I always thought that this copy program must really SUCK if it can’t even copy itself! I used that as a standard back then if I would buy it or not. Thoughts?

DOWNLOAD:Canada Copy (1984)

DiskMaker ToolKit

The Diskmaker Toolkit was out in 1985 from the Basix which also released DiskMaker and Diskmaker Plus. Some features are to copy unprotected disk in just one minute. Removes errors while copying to recover lost data. Super Fast 8-Second Format. Quick disk scan for errors and half-tracks. Fat-Track construction kit. A true GCR editor. There is also a Drive alignment check which you need the back side of the “original disk” to use it.