Using 3.5" HD drives on CP/M systems

From: Joe R. <>
Date: Sun Feb 6 09:35:07 2005

At 02:58 AM 2/6/05 -0500, you wrote:
> Sat, 05 Feb 2005 11:07:15 -0500, Herb Johnson <>
>> You mentioned HD media, the thread subject is "HD drives", so I thought
>> that was your proposed "standard". But it is more likely that 3.5" DD
>> media and drive settings will work for FM/single density/8-inch systems,
>> than HD.
>Yes, but it's really hard to find 3.5" DD media these days... ask any
>Amiga person.

   I still find new ones in surplus places without too much trouble. In my
experience the 720k disks and drives are a LOT more reliable then the 1.44M
ones. I would the 720k stuff if at all possible for that reason.


>If _I_ were designing/changing floppies in modern times, I would
>certainly see about using HD media because I think they were more
>abundant, and they are still available, new, making them available
>further into the future.
Received on Sun Feb 06 2005 - 09:35:07 GMT

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