"intelligent" disk drives
Roy J. Tellason
rtellason at verizon.net
Sun Nov 18 15:41:12 CST 2007
On Sunday 18 November 2007 00:21, Fred Cisin wrote:
> > >As an aside, IMHO one of the worst mistakes commodore made was that the
> > >8050 could not at least read the disks of the earlier drives.
> On Sat, 17 Nov 2007, M H Stein wrote:
> > Sort of unavoidable because to get the 500MB/side they went to 100TPI
> > drives.
> Well, 96tpi drives would give pretty much the same capacity as 100tpi
> ones, with only "half" as many incompatabilities.
> 'course, if they HAD gotten 500MB/side (v 400-500KB), then it would have
> been well worth it.
Speaking of which, I recall seeing announcements every so often of floppy
drives that would have seriously more capacity than the usual stuff.
Something about "vertical format" sticks in my mind, though not much more
than that. Is this what that LS120 was all about? I think I ever only
encountered _one_ of those drives...
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