Apple II 800K Diskettes?

From: Don Maslin <>
Date: Tue Sep 25 00:06:26 2001

On Mon, 24 Sep 2001, David Betz wrote:

> I just acquired an Apple IIgs (thanks Rich!) and am anxious to try it out. I
> have downloaded the system software from the Apple site but an unsure how to
> go about making 800K disks for use on the IIgs as none of my local computer
> stores stock 800K floppies. Is it possible to cover over the hole that tells
> the drive that it is a HD disk and format it as an 800K disk? Will the 800K
> drive on the IIgs be able to read it? Or do I have to find a source for real
> 800K media?

David, I believe that I will be able to pick up some once written
720/800k diskettes come next swapmeet on the 6th of September at a
reasonable price if you - or anyone else - are interested. I bought a
batch of 1.44s a while back from the same vendor and they have been
quite satisfactory. They were Compaq diagnostic disks and carried
rather easily removable labels.

Let me know.
                                                 - don
Received on Tue Sep 25 2001 - 00:06:26 BST

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