From: Michael Huth (enigma_at_mail.lipsia.de)
Date: 2005-11-01 23:33:58
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 Steppe wrote: | 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. Yes, I believed before that HDs are always hard sectored. Well thats wrong. In fact I have HD and DD - both soft sectored - and want to find out which disk is what density. | 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. That's not a | scientific method, beware, just a quick'n'dirty way to test it. My experience with this method is that it can take upto weeks until first read errors occur. Ciao... ...Micha -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.2.2 (MingW32) Comment: Using GnuPG with Thunderbird - http://enigmail.mozdev.org iD8DBQFDZ+1WjH+kqnb44nMRAg94AKCWAPL0CeLuJJrtYwY0bj0auuFWUACgsIPo 1+dKXK66a6WTbnd7J9mHPJA= =TysY -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list
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