[Coco] Get those hard to find disks...
bookworm at cavenet.com
Fri Dec 12 21:09:51 EST 2008
> I use a 1.44mb 3.5" floppy drive mounted with my FD502 5.25" drive without
any problems at all.
I've kept my FD-502 original. It's in perfect condition, and kind of cool. I
get two DSDD drives in the space of one of the competition's drives, who I
won't mention by name because I've picked on commodore enough already.
I like, and intend to keep, my 5 1/4" drives. It's a combination of nostalgia
and compatability. Of course, I only use them for backup, etc., and installing
software. I have a big hard drive and a couple of Zip 100's.
> I find floppy
> disks all the time at local thrift shops (not blanks but can be formatted
So do I, but I've been having a lot of trouble with bad disks. How do I tell if
it's the disks or the drives? My 3 1/2" & 5 1/4" were salvaged from discarded a
Tandy 1000 and are mounted in an FD-500 (the connectors are compatable and it
had to be upgraded to double sided anyway.) The cable is unshielded, and I
don't really know how to test a drive. What if the test disk is bad?
A bulk tape eraser does help this problem a lot, but it doesn't fix everything.
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