Hard-sectored 5.25" disks

From: Doug Spence <ds_spenc_at_alcor.concordia.ca>
Date: Sun Mar 21 05:06:26 1999

On Mon, 15 Mar 1999, Sysop Fox-1 wrote:

> Last week I bought a pile of hard-sectored 5.25" disks. Most are used,
> but are still in their original plastic box. Most disks have a lable
> saying: AES diskette, Single Sided, Single Density.

This paragraph leads me to two questions:

Is there any relation between the manufacturer of these AES disks and AES
Data Inc. of Montreal?


Is there any easy way to tell if a disk drive expects hard-sectored disks?

These two questions come together with my AES 7100 and its woes. Maybe
the system is fine, but the drive head doesn't seek because the media type
is wrong.

Doug Spence
Received on Sun Mar 21 1999 - 05:06:26 GMT

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