ard at p850ug1.demon.co.uk
Wed Dec 29 12:48:57 CST 2010
> On 28 Dec 2010 at 16:52, Geoffrey Reed wrote:
> > ISTR: the 8" drives at least as used in tandy computers formatted out
> > to 77 tracks....
> That's standard for all 8" drives--and it's "cylinders", please! 8"
> drives can be double-sided with 2 tracks per cylinder.
I thought that at least the earlier Tandy 8" machines had single-head
drives, in which case'track' == 'cylinder'.
I can't rememebr which machine it was, but one machine with 5.25" drives
claimed to have '80 track' drives. What they actually were were 40
cylinder, 2 head drives. So technically they did have 80 tracks, but it
caused a lot of confusion at the time.
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