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32488Re: [midatlanticretro] RE: Mid-Atlantic Altair CP/M

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  • B. Degnan
    Sep 23, 2013
      -------- Original Message --------
      > From: "Dave McGuire" <Mcguire@...>
      > Sent: Monday, September 23, 2013 2:46 PM
      > To: midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: Re: [midatlanticretro] RE: Mid-Atlantic Altair CP/M
      >
      > On 09/23/2013 02:26 PM, joshbensadon wrote:
      > > Another point about 8" disks, they stored more than the 360K 5-1/4
      disks.
      > > Only the HD 5-1/4 drives or HD 3-1/2 drives could compete and those
      > > drives were pricey.
      >
      > I'm sorry but I must disagree. By a wide margin, the most common 8"
      > disk format in actual use in that era was SSSD. The formatted (data)
      > capacity of an 8" SSSD disk under CP/M is about 241KB.
      >
      > -Dave

      I must disagree with your disagree and raise you a double density single
      sided disk. winning hand.
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