Other disk and drive types (Was: Hard-sector discs -- how many
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Fri Nov 20 22:23:25 CST 2009
On 20 Nov 2009 at 19:39, Gene Buckle wrote:
> I've had very good luck with Athana DSDD 3.5" media when used in my
> Amiga and 1581 drives.
As Fred says, different animal. The box of 3M DSED sitting in front
of me proudly proclaims "Barium Ferrite" and "Extra High Density".
The density indicator aperture is located about 5/8" from the top of
the jacket, as oppsed to about 3/8" for the aperture on a DSHD disk.
Like DSHD, DSED was very expensive when it first came out. I think I
paid about the same for my first box of HD diskettes (Fuji and about
$45) as I did for my ED. Curiously, this is also about what I paid
for a box of Dysan 8" floppies. Must be one of those universal
constants. I don't recall pricing for DS2D media when it was new.
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