bulk erase floppies for use with putr?

Chuck Guzis cclist at sydex.com
Sun Apr 8 22:27:08 CDT 2007


On 8 Apr 2007 at 22:45, Jerome H. Fine wrote:

> However, on the PC you MUST use the HD 1.2 MB drives since
> the RX50 used 80 tracks, NOT 40 tracks at 10 sectors per track.
> So the RX50 tracks are as close as the HD tracks (side by side)
> and must be as narrow, but the track density is about the same
> as the DSDD 360 KByte media which is different magnetically
> from the 1.2 HD media.

You can also use a 96tpi DSQD drive such as a Teac 55F.  Just declare 
it as a 720K 3.5" drive.  In any case, use DSDD media, not DSHD.  I 
can't see that bulk erasing will make much difference.

Cheers,
Chuck




More information about the cctalk mailing list