ard at p850ug1.demon.co.uk
Fri Dec 31 13:45:09 CST 2010
> > However=2C I'll bet that if you ask a reasnablu 'techy' PC person 'how ma=
> > tracks are there on a 1.44M vfloppy disk' you will not get the answer=20
> > '160' (whcih is the technically correct answer).. Most will answer '80'.=
> > I would probably say 'There are 80 cylinders=2C each of 2 tracks'=2C=20
> > particularly if I suspected it was a trick question :-)
> > -tony
> The disk steps to 80 tracks but has 160 tracks on
I would say 'The positioner steps to 80 _cylinders_'
> the media if double sided..
> I think the confusion is that when stepping to a track=2C
> it doesn't make any difference to the stepper which
> side you start or end on. I'd guess that that is how
Correct, and that's really what a 'cylinder' means.
> the concept of cylinders got mixed up. The media
> and the action of the drive are two different things.
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