8 inch floppies

Bill Gunshannon bill.gunshannon at hotmail.com
Fri Dec 13 19:11:50 CST 2019

On 12/13/19 7:10 PM, Chuck Guzis via cctalk wrote:
> On 12/13/19 2:54 PM, Fred Cisin via cctalk wrote:
>> On Fri, 13 Dec 2019, Chuck Guzis via cctalk wrote:
>>> MDS was my guess also.   The MDS boxes ran the standard CP/M distro from
>>> DRI--no customization needed. (The same was true for MP/M--a second
>>> console was provided via the current-loop interface).
>>> At any rate, it all fits.   I wouldn't be surprised if all the floppies
>>> were SS FM ones.
>> The 2 sided ones could be a different system, or the user added a drive
>> that could use them (or modified a drive - they look like they were used
>> in hardware development), or he had a hole punch (a glimpse of one of
>> those outisde of its sleeve would confirm)
> Some could also be "flippies".  Those were made by several manufacturers.
> --Chuck

I never saw any flippies commercially made but many
companies made punches for flippy 5.25" disks.  I always
had to make my own for 8".


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