hard-sector 5 1/4 disk

From: Iggy Drougge <optimus_at_canit.se>
Date: Tue Oct 30 22:13:39 2001

XenoSoft skrev:

>On Tue, 30 Oct 2001 UberTechnoid_at_home.com wrote:
>> I recall the Amiga having a high-density external disk addon that ran at
>> 1/2 speed so Commodore wouldn't have to include a faster fdd controller
>> chip. The bad news. The good news is that it worked on all Amiga
>> machines right out of the box.

>How was reliability for it? The Weltec half speed 1.2M 5.25" did NOT work

First of all, they're /slow/.
There is also a problem arising due to their slow rotation speeds. They get
clogged up quite easily, so running a cleaning disk once or twice a year is
really necessary to prolong the lifespan of your expensive HD mechanism.

>> And then there are these freaky 3" disks I have for an Amstrad I once
>> owned.....

>Nice, aren't they?

But why al that extra space? The disc can't be oval, so why the rectangular

En ligne avec Thor 2.6a.
Amiga 4000/040 25MHz/64MB/20GB RetinaBLTZ3/VLab/FastlaneZ3/Ariadne/Toccata
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