Raspberry Pi floppy interface.

Paul Koning paulkoning at comcast.net
Mon Feb 4 15:17:21 CST 2019

> On Feb 4, 2019, at 4:05 PM, Chuck Guzis via cctalk <cctalk at classiccmp.org> wrote:
> ...
> Based on my conversations with clients, the problem is not the
> equipment, but rather the lack of an open, vetted and documented file
> format.
> As an example, customers of mine insist on a "forensic" image file of
> type E01 (Encase format), which has been endorsed by the Library of
> Congress and several law enforcement agencies as a valid "forensic" format.
> As insane as it sounds, I've had to provide floppy images as E01 files.
> The insanity stems from the loss of information that would enable one to
> recreate the original (e.g. sector headers, modulation, data rate, track
> spacing, etc.).
> But one does what one does to keep customers happy.
> --Chuck

Yes, but if the current format is wrong for the job, and people who should know better do not realize this, it would be a good idea (as a separate activity) to educate them and propose a better answer.


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