From: Darren Spiteri (dspiteri_at_gmail.com)
Date: 2005-11-02 01:01:24
On 02/11/05, firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com> wrote: > > On 2005-11-01, at 23:09, Rainer Buchty wrote: > > >> No, this is only true for 3,5" disks. > > > > So how did 5.25" drives distinguish between HD and DD? > > AFAIR It didn't/doesn't. I think things like that were intentionally operator dependent. When hardware was so expensive why waste resources and widgits when we have puny humans to insert the correct media. :D > > > > I could have sworn, that the 5.25" HD disks hat an additional notch on > > the "bottom" end... (And looks like I'm not the only one -- see > > "General > > Questions" on http://www.ucalgary.ca/infoserve/Vol2.2/microlab.html) > > Quite possibly they're wrong but just to be on the safe side, I'll > double check that in the morning. Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list
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