8" Floppies

William Donzelli wdonzelli at gmail.com
Fri Jun 5 20:55:05 CDT 2009

> IBM used an outer-edge index hole on the very first floppy drive, the Minnow
> (23FD), which was a read-only drive used for microcode storage.  Minnow only
> stored about 80KB and spun at 90 RPM (vs. 360 for "modern" 8-inch floppy
> drives).  The 23FD drive and media were not offered as separate products.

I could use some extra 23FD media, and REALLY use a drive that can write a 23FD.


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