Odd floppy drives (was: Orbis
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Sun Sep 25 19:19:12 CDT 2005
On 9/25/2005 at 10:34 PM ard at p850ug1.demon.co.uk wrote:
>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...)
You've obviously never run into a NEC 9800 PC (or just about any other version of Japanese MS-DOS) diskette. 77 cylinders of 5x1024 sectors, spinning at 360 RPM, just like an 8" drive.
Most USB drives understand this format automatically.
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