Re: [midatlanticretro] 5.25" 10 Hard Sector Disks
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> From: "Dave McGuire" <Mcguire@...>I opened a new box of Wabash disks this weekend while we were working on N*
> Sent: Wednesday, October 31, 2012 10:11 PM
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> Subject: Re: [midatlanticretro] 5.25" 10 Hard Sector Disks
> On 10/31/2012 09:41 PM, Systems Glitch wrote:
> > I'm looking for 10-sector 5.25" hard sectored floppies for use with
> > my NorthStar controller. I know these are really difficult to find.
> > I'd read of someone in the Heath computer group getting a batch of
> > 1000 made up for around $1.25 a disk. Anyone know if some of those
> > are still available? Also, if they're not, does anyone want to try
> > and do a similar bulk run?
> It might be a good idea to mention this on the SEBHC list as well.
DOS stuff (10 hard sectored), but they were decomposing / unreliable. I
have used 10-sector disks, few new or barely used. Running low myself.
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Systems Glitch <systems.glitch@...> wrote:
>Could a drive be modified to provide 10 index pulses per revolution? Synchronized with the single index pulse of the common disk.
> I'm looking for 10-sector 5.25" hard sectored floppies for use with my NorthStar controller. I know these are really difficult to find. I'd
Just a thought.
> I have one of the punches if you would like to borrow it.I'd like to give it a try...I've head the punches tend to leave a dimple in the diskette cookie, which rubs against the sleeve. I have a pile of soft-sector disks I can try in the punch though, and if I get 10-20 good hard sector disks, that should be sufficient for personal use.
>> Rumors of using camp evans for temporary housing?Doesn't sound realistic. InfoAge does not have the resources; whereas FM has modern barracks. But I'll text Fred just to check.
- From: B Degnan
Sent: Saturday, November 03, 2012 10:27 PM
>Rumors of using camp evans for temporary housing?The only temporary housing I know about in this area is FEMA tents set up
near Monmouth Park racetrack in Oceanport.
> >Rumors of using camp evans for temporary housing?If anyone needs temp housing, don't forget Red Cross. My family and I have been working at several Red Cross shelters in Burlington County during the past week. One of the overflow shelters had no power, so a group of us were busy getting generators running and power maintained, but that shelter has since been shut down because it wasn't needed.