From: Andrew Wiskow (drewbrasil_at_yahoo.com.br)
Date: 2006-12-23 18:25:24
I've seen many, many posts on various forums and websites about how rare "quad-density" disks are. This name is a bit mis-leading, as they are actually Double-Sided, Double-Density, 96TPI, as opposed to the Double-Sided, Double-Density, 48TPI disks that most of us use with our Commodore computers. ANYWAY... As some of you may or may not know, there is a company called Athana that still manufactures new 5.25" disks (and even 8" disks!). As it turns out, they even manufacture these supposedly rare DSDD 96TPI (or "quad density") disks! I have an SFD-1001 drive on its way to me, which is designed to be used with these disks, so I recently placed an order for a couple boxes of these disks, as well as some boxes of the 48TPI disks to replace aging ones I already own. Two days later, the disks arrived at my door! Granted, I live close to where the company is located, in the Los Angeles area, so it may take a longer for others to receive their orders. I just thought that owners of SFD-1001's or other drives that use these so-called "quad-density" disks would like to know that they're not so rare after all, and that there's still a company that's manufacturing them. For more info on just what varieties of disks they have, check out this page: http://www.athana.com/html/diskette.html For both 48TPI and 96TPI varieties of 5.25" disks, they charge $7.95 per box of 10 when you order 2-4 boxes. They give discounts for orders of 5 or more boxes. Their toll-free phone number is on the website (this may not be toll-free from other countries), which is the best way to get more info on pricing. There is also an e-mail address there that you can write to for more info. -Andrew __________________________________________________ Fale com seus amigos de graça com o novo Yahoo! Messenger http://br.messenger.yahoo.com/ Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list
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