3-1/2" Floppy Market Cornered

From: David Holland <dholland_at_woh.rr.com>
Date: Wed May 21 20:04:00 2003

I always thought the difference was the number of hole's at the
end of the disk.. One of the hole's is for write protect. The others
presence (or absence) indicates HD, or DD. (HD disks had the second

But then again, I'm the guy who (mistakenly) thought 3.5" HD disks
would work as DD. :-)


On Wed, 2003-05-21 at 20:05, Marvin Johnston wrote:
> This brings up an interesting point; how do you tell the difference
> between DD and HD diskettes? My usual method was to try and format them
> on a DD drive, and if they formatted, they were DD :). Is there a better
> method?
> "Fred Cisin (XenoSoft)" wrote:
> >
> > At no point has the price differential been so extreme as to justify using
> > the wrong diskette on a regular basis. Admittedly, there can be
> > "emergencies", where the correct diskette is unavailable that might result
> > in a need to make do with a wrong one.
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