Needed: 1 IBM 8" alignment disk.

From: John B <>
Date: Mon Nov 29 18:49:24 1999

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To: Discussion re-collecting of classic computers
Date: Monday, November 29, 1999 8:44 PM
Subject: Re: Needed: 1 IBM 8" alignment disk.

>>"I'd be willing to bet that the Sykes hardware in question isn't
>>capable of formatting a raw 8" floppy."

It cannot format anything.

>>Is there any reason to beleive this device used standard SD soft-sectored
>>discs, and wrote in the same format as IBM used?
>Does the Sykes claim to be RX01-compatible? If so, it ought to be able to
>standard IBM 3740 floppies.

No it doesn't.. When did RX01s come out? They mention in the manual that you
can copy its disks with a IBM 3741 copier???

>There are third-party-for-DEC-systems drives out there that don't
>emulate RX01 or RX02, and use their own propietary data formats. The
>AED 6200 is an example.
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