8" disk drive questions...
cclist at sydex.com
Mon Nov 1 00:33:33 CDT 2021
On 10/31/21 10:07 PM, Ali via cctalk wrote:
> "Computers that used the floppy index hole also required two additional
> openings in the floppy case to allow the drive to access when the disk was
> upside down. However, it was a difficult and risky operation for the
> integrity of the support. To facilitate this intervention, there were "guide
> masks" which allowed to accurately trace the position where the hole was to
> be made. These tools included the "Berkeley Microcomputer Flip-Jig" which
> was available for both 8 "and 5" 1/4 discs."
Interesting. When I was using 8" disks early on, the only ones
available were single-sided. However, several manufacturers produced
"flippies' with labels on both sides. I still have several such
examples in my stash.
You'd think that a simple cardboard template would serve to allow users
to mark additional hole locations, however.
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