Re: Is it a hard or soft sectored disk?

From: Darren Spiteri (
Date: 2005-11-01 11:04:30

Soft sectored disks have one small hole visible next to the centre
drive hole, hard sectored have many. Gently spin the centre and you'll
see, but it's almost unlikely they'll be hard sector.

On 01/11/05, Michael Huth <> wrote:
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> Hello,
> I got some spare 5 1/4" disks, most of them without any sticker.
> I would like to keep the DD ones for 1541 a.s.o.
> How can I see if a disk is hard or soft sectored?
> Or maybe is there a easy / quick test method?
> Any idea?
> Ciao...
> ...Micha

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