DEC Rainbow disks - help
ard at p850ug1.demon.co.uk
Thu Jul 28 12:33:14 CDT 2005
> I just acquired a Rainbow with ~10 boxes of disks.
> Most are for DOS it seems, though some for cpm/86.
> Could someone explain the differences between the
> types of media meant to run on this puter, whether it
> has to do with os, or physical properties (soft
> sectored, hard sectored, RX50...). I also have access
The RX50 drive (used in the Rainbow, and for that matter the Pro) is a 80
cylinder single-sided drive. The Rainbow (and Pro) have soft-sectored
double-density controllers, and store about 360K on each disk.
These parameters are independant of the OS used.
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