Apple II floppy substitute

From: Cameron Kaiser <>
Date: Thu Sep 18 10:01:00 2003

> But what about density? I know in 3.5 disks, you can't safely interchange
> DD and HD disks and expect them to work for long. But what about with
> 5.25 disks? Can I use DD or even HD disks with an Apple II?

I don't know the specs of the disk ][ drive head, but I do know that, for
example, the Commodore 1541 and 1571 drives object to HD disks because they
lack the proper magnetic properties. They only tolerate DD. I would expect
disk ]['s to dislike HD as well.

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