4 floppy disk drives on a PC?

From: Tony Duell <ard_at_p850ug1.demon.co.uk>
Date: Tue Jan 18 18:42:40 2005

> Umm, the RX50s and Altos 580 floppies you've used are 80-track (96tpi)
> disks just like 1.2MB floppies. 360k floppies are 40-track (48tpi)
> disks. So, they're the same track width as a 1.2MB disk, not a 360k
> disk.

To be _really_ pedantic, both are 80 track disks.

The normal PC 360K disk is 40 _cylinders_ with 2 tracks per cylinder
(double sided), 48tpi (should this strictly be 48 cpi?)

The RX50 is 80 _cylinders_, 1 track per cylinder (single sided), 96 tpi.

It's the number of cylinders that matters.

Received on Tue Jan 18 2005 - 18:42:40 GMT

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