2.8 floppies

From: Fred Cisin <cisin_at_xenosoft.com>
Date: Sat Sep 18 20:36:39 2004

A 2.8M (80 * 2 * 36 * 512 is NOT 2.88 for any meaningful definition of M)
floppy drive can also read and write 1.4M.

An LS120 can also read and write 1.4M

A floptical can also read and write 1.4M.

A 2.8M can not read or write LS120, or floptical.
An LS120 can not read or write 2.8M, or floptical.
A floptical can not read or write LS120, or 2.8M.

On Sat, 18 Sep 2004, Mike Ford wrote:

> Apparently Intel has the trusty old floppy scheduled for the chopping
> block, so naturally I am more interested in them than ever.
> Part of my purchase today was a pair of Panasonic LKM-F394-1 floppy drives,
> (Gateway branded LS-120), which I was kind of assuming would at least
> "read" a 2.88 floppy, but from what I have read it looks like I am wrong.
> Is it just the Fujitsu Flopticals that will read 2.88 outside of an actual
> 2.88 floppy drive?
What model? none of the flopticals that I have, or have ever used, can
read or write 2.8M
Such a combination drive is certainly POSSIBLE, but I was never able
to find any being made.

> Also I know the list talked about it a little, but does anybody know how
> these USB floppy drives actually work? I saw a snippet in a dogpile search
> from a page I couldn't download anymore (halfbaked.com) that suggested a
> fairly raw signal is passed via the USB with the processing done by the
> host PC cpu. That would suggest a lot of modification possibilities wouldn't it?
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