Discferret questions

Chuck Guzis cclist at sydex.com
Fri Dec 31 19:44:52 CST 2010


On 31 Dec 2010 at 18:11, Geoff Oltmans wrote:

> Isn't there also an issue of recording direction of flippy discs being
> opposite of expected? Or are disc controllers smart enough to account
> for this? Seems like this would also affect interleave as well as the
> per-sector data reversal.

It doesn't matter.  The head offset of the second side on a two-sided 
drive means that you're not going to be able to read it anyway.  This 
is an old topic that goes back at least 10 years with the Catweasel.

Bottom line:  it doesn't work for purely physical reasons.

--Chuck




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