3-1/2" Floppy Market Cornered

From: Joe <rigdonj_at_cfl.rr.com>
Date: Wed May 21 07:47:00 2003

At 11:11 PM 5/20/03 -0400, you wrote:
>>I thought you could use 3.5" HD/DD disks in a DS/DD drive just fine. At
>>worst a piece of tape over the "wrong" hole if necessary.
>At least with the Mac, this isn't a good idea for long term use. It will
>sometimes format the disk as DD if you tape over the HD sense hole, but
>even if it does, you can pretty much count on the disk failing in a very
>short period of time. I've never had a disk last more than a few
>read/write sessions. After that, errors start occuring and you can't read
>or write to it any more.
>In many of the cases, the disk is usually hosed after this and won't take
>a format back to HD anymore.

   This has been my experience with PCs as well. I might be wrong it seems
like the older disks and PCs worked better but the newer ones seldom work.

Received on Wed May 21 2003 - 07:47:00 BST

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