Looking for IBM PC/XT/AT technical references
chenmel at earthlink.net
Tue Sep 13 21:50:23 CDT 2005
On Tue, 13 Sep 2005 17:29:23 -0700 (PDT)
Fred Cisin <cisin at xenosoft.com> wrote:
> On Tue, 13 Sep 2005, Scott Stevens wrote:
> > Yes but then you can notch your diskettes and flip them.
> On the PC, "notching" is not enough.
> You also need to punch a hole on each side og the jacket to
> permit seeing the index hole. Fortunately, there were jigs
> (Berkeley Microcomputer "Flip-Jig", etc.) available to make
> it easier.
That's right. I immediately started having second thoughts about the
index hole after posting that comment. I never actually needed to
'notch' an IBM PC Diskette. By the time I switched over to the PC from
TRS-80 and CP/M, 360K floppy drives were commodity and 'cheap' (I paid
$80 apiece for my first PC drives).
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