[Coco] Re: Help needed: problems with RETRIEV(E)ing DSK images

Ward Griffiths wdg3rd at comcast.net
Tue Feb 7 18:29:17 EST 2006

On 02/07/2006 01:43 pm, Phill Harvey-Smith wrote:
> Ward Griffiths wrote:
> > Well, there _is_ hard-sectored media, and that's always low-density, but
> > I haven't seen a hard-sectored 5.25" floppy since 1981.
> Hey I have one of those....it's fun to watch people's expression when
> you try and format it on a soft sectored system...the Sinclair QL in
> perticular as it asumes when it finds an index hole, it's time to step
> to the next track....which I guess leaves you with a spiral pattern of
> single sectors :)

Last saw a hard-sectored diskette when I was instructor at the RSCC in Las 
Vegas in 1981.  Bill Vergona (Cer-Comp) had bought a box of floppies at 
another store, and two or three of the ten were hard-sectored.

Yes, we played with one of them in a Model 3 drive.  The machine got very 
Ward Griffiths    wdg3rd at comcast.net

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