4 floppy disk drives on a PC?

From: Jim Leonard <trixter_at_oldskool.org>
Date: Mon Jan 17 23:24:18 2005

Eric Smith wrote:
> You don't really need a 3.5" 720K drive. Unlike the 360K/1.2M situation
> with 5.25-inch drives, the 1440K 3.5" drives can reliably read and write
> 720K diskettes.

Yep. DOS had only one quirk, though: If you wanted to format a 720K disk in a
1440K drive, you had to specifically tell DOS to format as 720K. Otherwise, it
assumes you're going for 1.4, attempts it, and fails. You can choose /f:720
with later versions of DOS; use "/t:80 /n:9" for 3.x.
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Received on Mon Jan 17 2005 - 23:24:18 GMT

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