Hard Sector Disks

From: Christian Fandt <cfandt_at_netsync.net>
Date: Thu Jan 21 10:41:30 1999

At 08:01 AM 1/21/99 -0800, Marvin <marvin_at_rain.org> wrote:
>Christian Fandt wrote:
>> > Q: What system other than North Star used hard sectored 10 sector disks?
>> Heath H-8 and H-89 computers. That would be the H-17 disk format. Both CP/M
>> and HDOS ran on these machines. Soft-sector format was the H-37.
>My understanding from they guy I got an H-8 from was that both hard and soft
>sector disks were used. In this case, it started out with the hard sectored
>disks, and then a conversion was added to change to the soft sectors. I
>have no idea though of what the timing was as to when the soft sector
>conversion became available.

Do you have an H-17 or H-37 drive system?

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