RX01 Floppies

Johnny Billquist bqt at update.uu.se
Fri Nov 21 18:30:00 CST 2014

On 2014-11-21 13:08, Glen Slick wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 21, 2014 at 12:40 PM, Chuck Guzis <cclist at sydex.com> wrote:
>> On 11/21/2014 11:26 AM, Glen Slick wrote:
>>> Is it correct that RX01 format floppies can be created from blank
>>> floppies with a standard PC floppy controller (or at least some
>>> controllers / motherboards, depending on the controller chip) while
>>> RX02 format floppies cannot?
>> Yup.  The RX02 ("double density") use a whacky MFM scheme (with some code
>> substitutions) for data with FM sector headers.  Not doable at all with a
>> standard PC setup.  RX01s are pretty much stock FM.
> So is the original poster (Michael) really looking for already
> formatted RX01 floppies, or will blank 8-inch single sided floppies do
> just as well? Probably easier to find generic floppies than already
> formatted RX01 floppies.

True. But if he find blank floppies, or floppies with some other format, 
then he needs something else than a RX01/RX02 to reformat the floppies 
before they can be used on an RX01/RX02.


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