ImageDisk and some 8" images posted
ajp166 at bellatlantic.net
Wed Aug 3 08:05:26 CDT 2005
>Subject: Re: ImageDisk and some 8" images posted
> From: Ethan Dicks <ethan.dicks at gmail.com>
> Date: Wed, 03 Aug 2005 05:14:44 -0500
> To: "General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts" <cctalk at classiccmp.org>
>On 8/3/05, Tim Shoppa <shoppa_classiccmp at trailing-edge.com> wrote:
>> > Any chance you have some RX01 disks to try? They are SSSD [...]
>> They're just perfectly standard IBM 3740-format SSSD floppies. If
>> the PC-clone used has a FDC that does single density, what could
>> possibly be a problem?
>Untested software is prone to odd breakage?
>I'm not saying "it will never work"... I was just curious if he had
>any RX01s to verify proper functionality. Unfortunately, he does not.
> I can't say when I'd have the chance to do my own tests, but 2007 is
>looking pretty good.
RX01s are so generic they are a standard for 3740. Seriously if it can't
read RX01 its more than broke. Now if it reads more unusual formats that
are not clearly 3740 then thats different.
FYI: I use 765A(base chip on S100), 9266(765A from SMC with internal data sep),
and 37C65 (WDpart) and 37c665(in a PC) to read and write RX01 and
SSSD CP/M interchange media no problem. In fact I get RX01 floppies by
formatting them using that hardware as RX01 can't format blank media.
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