[Coco] Floppy disks
coconut at pritchard.ca
Sun Mar 8 09:32:05 EDT 2009
Yes you want DSDD 5.25" 360K diskettes. I had the same problem as you
describe back in Aug / Sep last year as I tried getting my CoCo 1 going. I
luckily had a box of DSDD diskettes. My biggest fight was drive jumpers and
getting the drive select and other settings correct since none of my drives
where CoCo drives.
I also have both 3.5" and 5.25" floppy drives. The only problem is I
haven't sourced any DSDD 3.5" 720K diskettes, and have been fudging my way
along covering the HD hole on the 3.5" 1.44M diskettes I have, which results
in very un-reliable disk writes. As for my DSDD 5.25" 360K diskettes they
are flawless even with my odd Teac FD-55F-03-U 80 track DSDD 720K drives.
Unfortunately the basic I have only allows the 35 track single side
formatting. Though it is my understanding that NitrOS-9 Level 1 can be
configured to use the entire 80 tracks and both sides.
On Sun, Mar 8, 2009 at 7:20 AM, Bill <cwgordon at carolina.rr.com> wrote:
> Please refresh my memory. Will plain old double-sided, double density disks
> work? I might be able to get some from my local Office Depot (hopefully).
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