Detecting inserted floppy drive WAS: Raymond Check discusses MS DOS Floppy Disk Cache
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> Subject: Re: Detecting inserted floppy drive WAS: Raymond Check
> discusses MS DOS Floppy Disk Cache
> On Wed, 2 Oct 2019, Ali via cctalk wrote:
> > Just wondering if anyone (Chuck, Fred?) knows what is the exact
> technique referred to in this other post by Raymond?
> > devblogs.microsoft.com/oldnewthing/20090402-00/?p=18643
> As I understnd it, they just used a stopwatch and watched a couple of
> their people change disks.
> Since it was always 2 seconds or more, they used that as the number.
This is a different blog post. In this one he talks about how they found a
way to see if a disk was inserted in the floppy drive without spinning up
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