Ohio Scientific floppy progress

From: Brett Crapser <brett_at_xnet.com>
Date: Thu Dec 31 16:06:20 1998

On Thu, 31 Dec 1998, Bill Sudbrink wrote:
> Can I assume that this means they are all
> properly aligned? I find this hard to believe
> as two of the drives were mishandled during
> shipping so badly that they sheared off their
> mounting bolts and a few of the components
> on one of the electronics boards were
> damaged (more in next message).

Why not - they one tough drive! 8-)

> Finally, where is write protection enforced?
> There is a signal from the drive to the controller.
> Is that just for the controllers information or
> does the controller enforce the protection?
> If the controller or software is bad can a drive
> be forced to write to a protected disk?

Write protection is controlled by the drive.
How ever please NEVER leave a disk i9n the drive
when you turn them off - they are not friendly.
That is one quick way to trash a disk....

Received on Thu Dec 31 1998 - 16:06:20 GMT

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