Substituting DSHD for DSDD disks (or DS2D if you prefer)

tony duell ard at
Mon Oct 26 14:46:10 CDT 2015

> Yes, the Sony OA-D32 drives.  Single-sided 600 RPM.  One *could* argue,
> that, given the data rate, it's already "high density" (of a sort).  I

I would say it's normal double density (the spacing of the flux transitions
on the disk is the same as on a PC 720K disk) but a high data rate due
to the double spindle speed. 

There's a double-head version too. 

Not surprisingly I've worked on a lot of these drives, HP used them in many
of their HPIB disk units. There was a later half-height version (not a high density
drive, same format as the full height ones) which shares a lot of parts with the 
Apple 800K drive. 


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