4 floppy disk drives on a PC?

From: Dwight K. Elvey <dwight.elvey_at_amd.com>
Date: Mon Jan 17 19:19:40 2005

Hi Eric
 I think he means that as long as he stays on that drive,
he has no issues. The write problem is obvious to anyone
that thinks about it a little ( I hope ).

1. A truely blank disk ( bulk erased ) can be formatted
 and written on by a 1.2M drive and will work in most
 cases on a 360K drive. This may written on by a 360K
 drive as well and still work on a 360K.
2. Once a disk has been written on first by a 360K drive
 and then a 1.2M, it can only be read on a 1.2M drive!
That's life.

>From: "Eric Smith" <eric_at_brouhaha.com>
>Doc wrote:
>> I have a 5.25/3.5" combo drive that handles all four of those formats
>> (and 3.5" 360K) just fine. The gorgeous part is that it occupies a
>> single 5.25" bay.
>Won't write 360K 5.25" disks reliably. 1.2M drives have a narrower head
>gap than 360K drives, because they use 96 TPI rather than 48 TPI.
Received on Mon Jan 17 2005 - 19:19:40 GMT

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