Odd floppy drives (was: Orbis

Tony Duell ard at p850ug1.demon.co.uk
Sun Sep 25 16:34:46 CDT 2005

> Ah yes--when it was cheaper to change the drive than the controller!  
> AFAIK, almost all 5.25' 1.2M drives had some sort of dual-speed 300/360 
> RPM capability under the hood, even if it wasn't publicized.  Much like
> some 3.5" 1.44MB drives today. >

Since both 720K and 1.44M 3.5" disks (on a PC) rotate at 300 rpm, I am 
trying to figure out why you'd want a 360rpm 3.5" drive. I've never seen 

(600 rpm is another matter...)


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