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31448re: [midatlanticretro] the earliest of the 8" floppies

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  • B. Degnan
    Jun 29, 2013
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      -------- Original Message --------
      > From: "Jeff Jonas" <jeff_s_jonas@...>
      > Sent: Saturday, June 29, 2013 4:39 AM
      > To: midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: [midatlanticretro] the earliest of the 8" floppies
      >
      > Google finds web pages explaining the first 8" floppy disks ("diskettes")
      and drives from IBM, then the commercial ones.
      >
      > I think I need to clarify what disks came first. Hard sectored before
      soft sectored? How many sectors? Who were the first manufacturers?
      >
      > The reason I ask: I just found one 8-inch single sided 32 sector
      diskette. The label said "Maxell FH1 32" but under that's a Shugart
      Associates "SA103 diskette" label. I need to know if that's the oldest
      floppy around, or if MARCH or MARCH members have older ones.
      >


      I often refer to this doc
      http://vintagecomputer.net/CISC367/Kilobaud%20March%201977%20Floppy%20Disks%
      20...%20What%27s%20the%20Real%20Story.pdf
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