Re: [Tandy6000] drive substitution
- that same format is reproduced on a 3.5 inch disk (in
a 3.5 inch drive in a T6000). The fact that you can
substitute that type of drive is evidence that the it
is identical to an 8 inch drive (once its in there).
Therefore the 2 types of disks (formatted) are
analogous to one another. A 6000 only recognizes 1
type of drive. Its not like an IBM where theres 2
styles of formats (1.2 or 1.44 meg). Seems thats the
way its going to work anyway.
--- Tandy6000@yahoogroups.com <neilsmorr@...>
>the 8" disk. In order to
> It seems that the 3.5" disk has more sectors than
> make the directory system work you'd have to skipsectors on the 3.5" drive.
> Also, the 8" disks have a single density boot trackand double density other
> tracks. Odd format.onto a
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Chris M" <chrism3667@...>
> > why would an image from an 8 inch drive dumped
> > 3.5 inch disk look any different then the sameimage
> > dumped to an 8 inch disk? Maybe you all knowsomething
> > that I dont, but I dont understand how - beingthat,
> > as weve so often heard, high density 3.5 and 5.25inch
> > drives are electrically identical to 8 inch drives-
> > an image residing on either type of media wouldlook
> > any different to the OS running on the hostcomputer?
> > This puzzles me...__________________________________________________
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