There comes a time when a problem becomes SOOO arcane, that only the cbm-hackers mailing list can even be considered for presenting it. Does anyone have information on the CBM 8280 disk drive? After nearly a month, I finally have the dadgum thing up and running. I opened the pack of 3M SS DD 8" disks I got off eBay and tried to format one. The drive consistantly returned a read error on track 1, sector 0. Now, I know that many IBM-ready 5.25" disks are unusable in Commodore disks drives. I assume that is because GCR uses more of the disk surface than MFM, and that many IBM-ready floppies aren't high enough quality. Could this be a similar version of this problem? Also, I noticed that none of the 8" disks were notched -- is there no write-protect feature on 8" disks then? Surely one of you fine gents, especially you good folk overseas, has some information on this old battleship. Thanks, Bo - This message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list. To unsubscribe: echo unsubscribe | mail email@example.com.
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