Re: Is it a hard or soft sectored disk?

From: Rainer Buchty (
Date: 2005-11-01 19:54:59

> But to find out if your disks are DD or HD, do this:
> Just format one, copy some files onto them (in your 1541), then load 
> the files a couple of times. From what I experienced the chances of 
> loading a file on a HD disk are miniscule. So, if everything loads 
> fine they should be DD, if you get load errors, they're HD.

I hardly ever used 5.25" HD disks and therefore memory might be tricking 
me, but shouldn't they have an extra notch (just like the "writeable" 
notch on the disk's side) on the bottom of the disk, so that HD drives 
can distinguish them from DD disks?


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