A frightening little bit of technology
chrism3667 at yahoo.com
Thu Sep 6 14:35:47 CDT 2007
--- Mr Ian Primus <ian_primus at yahoo.com> wrote:
> --- Al Kossow <aek at bitsavers.org> wrote:
> > How to make an unreliable medium even LESS
Aw Al I used to nibble-notch my Commie 64 disks all
the bloomin time LOL. I know, apples and oranges. The
disks were double sided in fact, but you had to notch
'em before you flipped them over.
> Funny thing was, disks modified in this fashion
> gave me any problems. I know that the media is
> different, and that it should have been unreliable,
> but, back then anyway, it worked just fine. I even
> remember reading an old disk as recently as last
> and it still worked.
Many quality branded disks could "double up" on the
density. I couldn't believe it when a friend told me
that for quads he was using regular DD floppies. Yeah
back then floppies were big business I guess, and in
order to avoid a bad name, they were over engineered.
> I never had the problem with floppies ten years ago
> that I have now with brand new disks. I think that
> some point, the quality of the media just went
> the floor.
It probably has a lot to do w/the media, but I also
think the new drives are basically crap also.
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