IBM 9331-011 8" External Floppy Drive - eBay 183038271095
cisin at xenosoft.com
Thu Feb 1 19:34:46 CST 2018
>> DOS/Windoze will have absolutely no idea how to understand what is on the
On Fri, 2 Feb 2018, Terry Stewart wrote:
>> Makes me thinks of the time a few months ago when a lab on our campus
> wanted me to read some 8 inch disks in the archives for them. The IT
> manager said "I think they are IBM-compatible" (and by that he meant IBM-PC
> compatible i.e MS-DOS). I thought "yea, right."
> They weren't of course.
But, you have to tread very carefully. Because SOMETIMES [now rarely],
they could mean the PRE-5150 definition where "IBM compatible" meant
3740/SSSD 8" with 128 byte sectors.
5150 really was a danger to itself and/or others; it totally destroyed the
meaning ot "IBM compatible" disks.
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