[Coco] double sided disks
Bruce W. Calkins
brucecalkins at bellsouth.net
Mon Jul 4 07:51:24 EDT 2005
> Did you try using drive 2? I thought that double sided drive
> use in hdb-dos meant drive 2 was the back side of drive 0 and
> drive 3 was the backside of drive 1.
A vary real probability.
> Not true. The direction of rotation is reversed. There is a felt
> liner in floppies which keep the disk clean. When you flip the disk
> the rotational direction is reversed and all that dirt comes out and
> deposits on the read/write head. Very bad idea.
I theory there might be a problem. I practice I've never had any problem
with flippies attributable to the flippies "bi-drictional" rotation. The
only reason I seldom use flippies these days, is that true double sided
drives are cheap, easier and simpler to use as double sided drives.
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