Install Floppies (Was: Compaq Deskpro boards/hard drives from

Chuck Guzis cclist at
Mon Jul 26 12:04:37 CDT 2021

On 7/26/21 9:44 AM, Fred Cisin via cctalk wrote:
> On Mon, 26 Jul 2021, Peter Corlett via cctalk wrote:

> "inter sector gaps", "write splice", etc. not "guard bands"  any "bands"
> (synonym for circle) would be between tracks.
> But, VERY good important point that you bring up.
> If a disk will ever get a sector re-written, than it needs those write
> splice gaps.
> But, if a disk will be written once, and NEVER get any sectors changed,
> then it could get way with very tiny intersector gaps and write splices.

That 2MGUI scheme has no inter-sector gaps--just the gap between the ID
address header and the data field.  Of course, that's because there's
only one sector per track.

While interesting, there's no way that I'd trust the thing.


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