16-sector disks?

From: Richard Erlacher <edick_at_idcomm.com>
Date: Wed Sep 1 10:05:12 1999

I don't know how common they were, but most 8" floppy drives seem to have a
built-in provision for them. The most I've seen is the 33-hole 32-sector
format, but the drives with sector-separators on them had jumpering for 8,
16, and 32-sector formats.

Unfortunately, the controllers which operate on hard-sectored formats seem
to be like hen's teeth. If your system knows what to do with these, then
you're in luck.

Does your system read your data diskettes after you've booted from the
hard-sectored boot diskette?


-----Original Message-----
From: Doug Spence <hrothgar_at_total.net>
To: Discussion re-collecting of classic computers
Date: Wednesday, September 01, 1999 2:43 AM
Subject: 16-sector disks?

>How common are 16-sector hard sectored disks?
>I found some disks for my AES 7100, and that's what they are (17
>Unfortunately, the only Software disk I found only boots part way. The
>other disks are Data disks, and they give me an error when I try to boot
>from them. <s>
>But at least now I know that the screen works. :)
>Doug Spence Hrothgar's Cool Old Junk Page:
>hrothgar_at_total.net http://www.total.net/~hrothgar/museum/
Received on Wed Sep 01 1999 - 10:05:12 BST

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