Bulk Erase 8" floppies

From: Fred Cisin <cisin_at_xenosoft.com>
Date: Wed Sep 17 15:12:00 2003

On Wed, 17 Sep 2003, Bryan Pope wrote:
> > line up? You will find that the write-access slot is symmetrical, but the
> > write protect notch is NOT symmetrically placed, nor is the position of
> > the index hole.
> Oh! I thought you were talking about about the hole in the floppy disk..
> I didn't think about the position of the hole in its jacket.
> Thank-you for the clarification! :)

Even then, the terminology can be ambiguous.
"Jacket" is sometimes used to refer to the "sleeve", or "pocket"
that the disk is stored in.

I was, indeed, referring to the felt? lined cardboard? in which the mylar?

I remember, years ago, a student in the college lab removed the
round mylar to put it in the drive.
When questioned, she showed instructions from her instructor to
"remove the disk from its cover".
When further questioned about why she didn't realize the error
based on the difficulty, she pointed out that modern potato chip
bags can be equally stubborn.

A few years ago, the lab staff insisted on removing ALL 5.25" drives from
the lab, because students (and even one instructor!) were trying to put
CD-ROMs into them!
Received on Wed Sep 17 2003 - 15:12:00 BST

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