[Coco] 3.5" DSDD media availability
golgotha at toughguy.net
Thu Feb 24 21:15:10 EST 2005
As a bypass for this.. anyone tried reformatting an IBM 2HD 3.5inch
(1.44mb) as a MAC DD (720k or 800k or the like) disk, or the other way
around? (MAC HD as IBM DD)
Maybe this will enable a bypass of the 'cant reformat', as the formats
used on the disks are very unrelated?
Or am I up the wrong tree?
Neil Morrison wrote:
>Buy a video tape eraser and bulk erase them first. They'll work OK.
>http://store.yahoo.com/soundtract/diskettes.html has a sale on, $1.75 for
>10. But I buy mine at swap meets or thrifts.
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Ray Watts" <rayanddoraleew at earthlink.net>
>>I have found that to be a problem on my Mac also. Once a HD disk has
>>been formatted as such, I have been unable to reformat it as DD on the
>>Mac, even with the hole taped over. Never could figure that one out.
>> The DSDD media at $0.36 each sounds a little high. Guess it will do as
>>a last resort.
More information about the Coco