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  • Jeff Jonas
    ... And later on many other devices such as my high school s RJE terminal. ... Oh, right! Similarly, ZIP, Jaz and other magnetic media could not be low-level
    Message 1 of 5 , Feb 25, 2012
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      > I assume they were referring to the capability at the 1971 date
      > where they were used for microcode loading on IBM 370.

      And later on many other devices
      such as my high school's RJE terminal.

      > Only IBM internally could write them at that time.
      > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_floppy_disk

      Oh, right!
      Similarly, ZIP, Jaz and other magnetic media
      could not be low-level formatted outside of the factory.
      Kinda like the way servo tracks can only be written
      by precision machines, not the home version.
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