Weird 8-inch floppy disk
derschjo at gmail.com
Tue Dec 2 00:03:56 CST 2014
On 12/1/2014 9:53 PM, David Griffith wrote:
> I found a ten-pack of 8-inch floppy disks that have me confused.
> They're from STAM@, a name I've never heard of before. It's clear
> that they're hard-sectored, but the index and sector holes are along
> the outer edge. There's also a notch cut into the corner. Both of
> these appear to be done in an attempt to restrict users to a single
> vendor of floppies.
> Here are some pics:
Those look suspiciously like floppies for the Memorex 650/651 -- the
first commercially available read/write floppy drive (1972). I just
picked up a 651 myself (mostly because it looks cool, I can only hope to
someday have a machine to use it with...) If you're willing to spare
one of those disks (so I have a matching set) let me know... :).
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