hard-sector 5 1/4 disk

From: Sellam Ismail <foo_at_siconic.com>
Date: Tue Oct 30 22:23:57 2001

On Tue, 30 Oct 2001, Richard Erlacher wrote:

> It's conceivable that the software that the Apple][ used didn't look
> for an index pulse until, nominally, the "right" time, at whic point
> it waited for it, then proceeded, in which case the extra holes in the
> index track (not a magnetic track) would have no impact.

The Apple Disk ][ simply has no mechanism for even detecting the index
hole, so this is not even moot.

I'm having trouble parsing your paragraph so you may well be saying the
same thing.

> The format was, nevertheless, soft-sectored, thereby allowing a smooth
> transition from 13 sectors to 16 sectors, without a major redesign.


Sellam Ismail Vintage Computer Festival
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Received on Tue Oct 30 2001 - 22:23:57 GMT

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