new 8in floppy disks

From: Tom Jennings <>
Date: Tue May 4 13:37:08 2004

On Sat, 2004-05-01 at 22:16, Nico de Jong wrote:
> > On Thu, 29 Apr 2004, Charles H. Dickman wrote:
> >
> > > Is there a source for new 8in floppy disks? New old stock is fine. I
> > > just would like a box of unused blank disks.
> >
> Be very careful when ordering disks.
> You must specificy whether they are single or double density, and single or
> double sided..

Yeah, unlike 5.25", the placement of the index hole determines the
number of sides.

(OK physical reality determines that there are always two sides to a
floppy, the index hole just tells the drive which it may use.)

"You can insert a floppy disk into a drive eight different ways,
but only one of them is interesting."

(paraphrase, sorry, corrections appreciated)
Received on Tue May 04 2004 - 13:37:08 BST

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