Apple IIe 3.5 inch FDD

From: Fred Cisin <>
Date: Mon Sep 22 20:34:08 2003

On Mon, 22 Sep 2003 wrote:
> ISTR that the Apple drive is a DSDD mechanism, and that GCR encoding is
> used, not a standard FM/MFM. So you need the Apple drive no matter how
> you slice it. And you need another disk controller card to match it.

ISTR that there was once an aftermarket disk controller for the ][ that
did Apple GCR using "industry standard" drives! THAT, if any could be
found, should work with a 720K 3.5" PC type drive.
The last time that I saw one was 20 years ago, and the guy who had it is
now dead.

Finding the Apple drive would be a LOT easier.
Received on Mon Sep 22 2003 - 20:34:08 BST

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