Drive capacity names (Was: WTB: HP-85 16k RAM Module and HPIB Floppy Drive

Fred Cisin cisin at
Wed Nov 15 12:00:27 CST 2017

>>>> No, the 9122C model has two 1.44M drives. HP made several earlier 3.5"
>> On Wed, 15 Nov 2017, Christian Corti via cctalk wrote:
>>> No, the 9122C has two high-density, two-sided 80 cylinder drives. A drive has no capacity, this is the function of the on-disk format.
>>> ;-)
>> "high-density" is even more meaningless than referring to them by their capacity in a given format.  It is a BOGUS marketing term!
On Wed, 15 Nov 2017, Mark J. Blair via cctalk wrote:
> Bogus as it may be, compatible media for those drives commonly has "HD" printed on the box and molded into the diskette's plastic jacket. It's a useful term for identifying the compatible media.


Sadly, the least ambiguous ways that we can describe what we mean require 
that we use BOGUS marketing deceptive names.

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