What are these for? 24 Mb disks

From: John Boffemmyer IV <john_boffemmyer_iv_at_boff-net.dhs.org>
Date: Wed Jan 7 18:13:39 2004

You found Satan's (Santa's) Accounting Logs on disk! lol. Well, with track
666, nothing good would come from that, grin.
Possible that it may be to a proprietary setup for corporations? I heard
back in the late 80's a few companies were getting overly paranoid about
piracy / corporate espionage and hired a firm from CT to make a proprietary
removable disc drive and key system that would only operate if the two were
together and matched up. never actually saw it though, just rumors and
stories from old IBM contractors and the like.
-John Boffemmyer IV

At 03:42 PM 1/7/2004, you wrote:
> Another of today's finds. Two "Verbatim 24Mb High Capacity Flexible Disk
>Servowritten and Verified 78 Sectors per Track 666 TPI". These have a hard
>plastic shell with a shutter. I thought at first they were MO disks but
>they're thinner plus the capacity is a lot less. I haven't figured out how
>to release the shutter so I don't know what the media looks like. One disk
>is label "Restricted Rights Encore Computer Corporation". It used to have
>somehting typed on the label but it's all faded now and it's too faint to
> I've never seen these before. Does anyone know any more about them?
> Joe

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