Floppy disk sizes ( was Re: Compaq Portable III fails POST? )
cclist at sydex.com
Wed Aug 30 17:25:31 CDT 2006
On 8/30/2006 at 10:35 PM ard at p850ug1.demon.co.uk wrote:
>Early 3.5" disks had a manual shutter, you had to slide it open before
>inserting the disk in the drive, and squeeze the corner of the disk to
>close it after ejecting the disk. Drives designed for those disks only
>couldn't take the now-standard disks with automatic shutters because they
>lacked the lever to open the shutter.
Was this universal? My Sony 2/3 height drive (40 cylinder, single side)
will accept the shuttered disks just fine and it's about as early a 3.5"
drive as one can find.
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