HP Portable+ disks
cisin at xenosoft.com
Thu Dec 30 16:44:02 CST 2010
On Thu, 30 Dec 2010, Chuck Guzis wrote:
> The fact that someone identified the sample with any accuracy at all
> was remarkable. I've had samples given as being from a Hazeltine
> computer (the customer not realizing that the terminal was made by
> Hazeltine, not the computer itself) or, lately and more common--
> "here's a box of floppies; I don't remember what they came from."
> That can be a real adventure, seeing word-processor disks mixed in
> with old 400K Mac disks mixed in with various flavors of MS-DOS and
> CP/M disks.
. . . and also, disks that were used on one system and then reused on a
different one. The first side has a different format than the second
side, nine sectors per track with 8 used for a different file system than
the ninth, or a bogus MS-DOS directory left behind on track 0 and a CP/M
directory on track 2.
. . . or calling 3.5" diskettes "hard-sector"
. . . or calling 40 cylinder DSDD "Quad", and calling 80 cylinder DSDD
Grumpy Ol' Fred cisin at xenosoft.com
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