Re: Is it a hard or soft sectored disk?

From: Hársfalvi Levente (
Date: 2005-11-01 22:32:12


DD disks used to have a thin but noticeable ring around the hole of the 
center of the disk; HD disks don't.


Steppe wrote:
> Michael,
> I think you're trying to find out if your disks are DD or HD, right? I 
> think that has nothing to do with the terms hard or soft sectored.
> 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.

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