DD disks and HD drives (was: Where can I find...)

From: R. D. Davis <rdd_at_smart.net>
Date: Sat Jun 24 22:04:17 2000

On Sat, 24 Jun 2000, Tony Duell wrote:
> DD drives or that DD disks can be used in HD drives _as HD disks_ (most
> HD drives can also handle DD disks, but only to store the amount of data
> that you'd get from a DD drive anyway).

One word of caution regarding the use of DD disks in HD drives: it's
been my experience that which this may appear to work, problems
sometimes arise when one attempts to read the data written in a DD disk
by an HD drive. It's only reliable as long as you're using the same
drive; on quite a few occasions over the years I've had this happen when
attempting this. So, it's safest to write to DD disks with DD drives,
although this should be readable by any HD drive.

R. D. Davis                  
Received on Sat Jun 24 2000 - 22:04:17 BST

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