WTB: RX02 Floppy Disks

Al Kossow aek at bitsavers.org
Wed Aug 2 11:53:32 CDT 2017


correct

that was how I've always low-level formatted RX02s, using 3rd party controllers.



On 8/2/17 9:46 AM, Jay West wrote:
> Eric (via AEK) wrote....
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> "RX02 format uses single-density address fields even for double density. The RX02 can "reformat" standard single-density into RX02 modified MFM format just by rewriting all of the data fields.
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> It still can't low-level format a blank or MFM disk."
> 
> So you have to have a single-density IBM formatted disk which the RX02 can convert
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> Assuming DEC hardware. ISTR that if you have one of the fairly common DSD drives (ex DSD440/880) then you can in fact format the RX02 disks.
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> J
> 



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