720RPM 3.5" FDDs?
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Mon Feb 2 17:24:44 CST 2009
On 2 Feb 2009 at 13:05, Fred Cisin wrote:
> and, of course, disk makers.
> the 1.4M drive is usually run at 300 RPM (exception: NEC, etc.) at
> 500 K bits per second. That 500Kbps is 500,000 bits per second.
Oh, heck, I recall the differences in the 1960's. One manufacturer
would talk about a 65K or 131K memory and another would talk about a
64K or 128K. I don't believe that, when it comes to numerable items,
such as the number of words a memory device has (as opposed to a unit
of measurement) there has ever been any universal agreement.
`When _I_ use a word,' Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone,
`it means just what I choose it to mean -- neither more nor less.'
`The question is,' said Alice, `whether you CAN make words mean so
many different things.'
`The question is,' said Humpty Dumpty, `which is to be master - -
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