3.5" drives (720,1.44 or 2.88)

From: Fred Cisin <cisin_at_xenosoft.com>
Date: Mon Aug 4 19:08:00 2003

On Mon, 4 Aug 2003, Mike wrote:
> Is there a quick and easy way to tell them a part?

Look for the media ID sensor.
Look for the drive model number.
install it, and see what it does.

> In a previous thread on separating 5.25 drives there was mention of testing
> for the number of sectors. Does someone know where such a program may be
> located?

Drives don't have sectors.

Software to analyze a diskette will NOT necessarily tell you what the
DRIVE is. (a 720K could have been written on a 720K, a 1.4M, or on a

and for those who should be tired of it by now, 1.40625 megabytes is NOT
1.44, 2.8125 megabytes is NOT 2.88
Received on Mon Aug 04 2003 - 19:08:00 BST

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