This may seem strange, but I'm wondering if anyone in the fediverse has any experience running Veracrypt containers on 3.5 inch floppy disks? If so, what was your experience?
@sudoneuron I'm very curious now.
Have you poked it to see how much overhead there is on a container?
Were you thinking formatted floppy or unformatted? At that small starting size it probably matters.
@SetecAstronomy I haven't played around with it yet, but I thought I'd give the idea a week or so to season before tracking down a floppy drive and some floppy disks to experiment with. At least one source does say "Device-hosted VeraCrypt volumes located on floppy disks are not supported. Note: You can still create file-hosted VeraCrypt volumes on floppy disks."
My KeePassXC is only about 570kb so that *might* fit.
I suspect it will work, but it depends on how much of the abstraction Veracrypt peels away, how close it gets to the hardware. Eventually floppy and hard disks start looking a bit different from each other. Even IDE and SATA disks are different at a low enough level.
My biggest concern would be the amount of overhead a vault needs. Is a 1-byte vault (arguably uselessly small) larger than 1.44MB?
@sudoneuron Floppy's are notoriously unreliable. Don't do it.
@sudoneuron: 3.5" 1S/SD, 3.5" 2S/SD, 3.5" 1S/DD, 3.5" 2S/DD, 3.5" 2S/HD or 3.5" 2S/ED?
@goetz 3.5" DS/HD.
A bunch of technomancers in the fediverse. Keep it fairly clean please. This arcology is for all who wash up upon it's digital shore.