> I hope not to offend you if you already know
this, . . .
> Use a 300 Oersted (360K) diskette.
On Mon, 22 Jul 2013, Philip Pemberton
Way ahead of you :) I bought a ton of them several
years ago. A few of
them (mostly brand-name) are dud, but the unbranded and unlabelled ones
BULK ERASE the disk before writing to it with the
80 track drive.
Can't - I don't have a bulk eraser. Yet another thing
I've been looking
out for on ebay but which only ever appears for some stupid amount of money.
some wiping with a refrigerator door magnet may do.
I don't actually have a 360K-capable PC drive -
all I have is a YE Data
YD-380B (which is 1.2MB-only) and the Viglen dual-disk BBC drive which
won't work at all (drive selects are wired differently to how the PC
Could you twist up a cable?
PC usually uses a twisted cable and drive select "B" (I'm reluctant to
use numbers, because some number 1,2,3,4 and some number 0,1,2,3)
Most others use a straight cable and drive select "A" for the first drive.
If your FDC can do a 300,000 bits per second data transfer rate, then you
can compensate for the 360RPM, . . .
I hope that one or more of Liam's drives will work out for you - I posted
some model numbers to compare against.
Grumpy Ol' Fred cisin at xenosoft.com