RFC: Floppy reader/writer project (recovering UniPlus Unix for the Lisa)
mcguire at neurotica.com
Fri Feb 22 06:55:02 CST 2008
On Feb 21, 2008, at 6:07 PM, Doc Shipley wrote:
>>> In my humble opinion, what's really needed is a quick and
>>> reliable non-contact method of recovering floppy data. Perhaps
>>> one of the more modern head technologies, such as GMR might be
>>> suitable for a head that doesn't contact the media.
>> Would a non-contact head 'fly' properly at floppy speeds, though?
>> (I'm not sure how much more rotational speed you could get out of
>> a floppy, even jacketless - I suspect the media is just too flexible)
> I keep wondering if the disk media could be "mounted" like a
> specimen on a slide. Then a flying head wouldn't be an issue, and
> multiple passes become possible.
Maybe something like the caddies used for old-style CD-ROM drives?
Port Charlotte, FL
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