Someone in the UK who can make an 8" disk from my NEC APC images?
dave06a at dunfield.com
Mon Mar 5 13:03:28 CST 2007
> while on the topic, do you think a 1.2meg or 1.44meg
> would work in an APC w/the proper adapter?
A 1.2M 5.25" HD floppy can be substituted for an 8" drive
in most cases - It's the same rotational speed and data rate.
I haven't looked at doing so with an APC but I would immagine
that it's possible.
A 3.5" HD will run at the right data rate, however it rotates
slower (that you you get 1.44 instead of 1.2M/disk in a PC).
I've seen statements from people who indicate that they were
able to replace an 8" drive with one, although I've never
tried it myself. If the system can tolerate having the index
pulses come at a lower rate, and a long gap between the last
sector and the index, I can see that it might work... but I
can also imagine that in many cases it would not.
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