8" Floppies

William Maddox wmaddox at pacbell.net
Thu Jun 4 16:52:47 CDT 2009


--- On Thu, 6/4/09, Rick Bensene <rickb at bensene.com> wrote:


> I've got a batch of 30 brand new 8" Floppies that I can't
> figure out. They are hard-sectored disks.
> The weird part is that the index hole placement is strange
> on these disks.  

They are probably double-sided disks.  The index hole sensor
was offset on the double-sided drives to prevent the use of
disks intended for singled-sided use only.

--Bill





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