floptical drives

From: Jules Richardson <julesrichardsonuk_at_yahoo.co.uk>
Date: Thu Aug 19 06:10:58 2004

Hmm, my first ever floptical drive just landed on the doorstep amongst a
pile of hardware. Never seen one before now, and it seems there's very
little info on the web about the technology.

I assume that although it'll (probably) read/write normal 3.5" floppy
disks, it needs special media to reach the 21MB that I keep on seeing
quoted in various places? (i.e. it can't reach that figure combining the
optical tracking technology that it uses with standard magnetic media)

(the drive's an Insite I 325VM, likely culled from an SGI I think)


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