Free: Stack of Victor or Sirius floppy disks

Chuck Guzis cclist at sydex.com
Thu Mar 3 20:38:01 CST 2011


On 2 Mar 2011 at 18:45, les at frii.com wrote:

> The Victor 9000 had a variable spindle speed, I cant remember if the
> drive spun faster on the inside or outside tracks.  Also, the index
> hole detector was not used.  Many of the drives did not have a index
> detector, on the drives that did have an index hole sensor, it worked
> just as well without it plugged in.  I got in a argument about the
> ability to use hard sectored floppies in the Victor 9000 with a Victor
> sales rep once.  Even after I showed him that the index detector was
> not connected, he still didn't believe me.

One of the PC mags covered the disk operation back when.  The drive 
spins more slowly when the head is on the outside tracks (i.e. CLV, 
but ISTR that it isn't "constant", but rather zoned).

--Chuck




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