5.25" drive identification

From: Fred Cisin <cisin_at_xenosoft.com>
Date: Thu Apr 17 19:56:00 2003

On Thu, 17 Apr 2003, DAVID L. ORMAND wrote:
> I have been told (by an IT professional, take that for what it's worth)
> that 5.25" 360K drives have the latch handle on the left side of the
> drive, and the 1.2M drives have it on the right side. All the drives
> I have in view right now, this is true.
> Anybody have a notion of whether this is absolutely true in fact?
> It sure would make sorting drives easier than trying them out on an
> old peecee! (Which actually needs to be done anyways, to test for
> functionality.)

You should know better than to talk to an IT professional.

The Teac 55b (360K) and 55G (1.2M) have the same door/latch
The Shugart/Matsushita 455 (360K) and 475 (1.2M) have the same door/latch

How many more examples are needed?
Received on Thu Apr 17 2003 - 19:56:00 BST

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