From: Ethan Dicks (ethan.dicks_at_gmail.com)
Date: 2007-05-15 00:45:04
On 5/14/07, Mark Zablocki <email@example.com> wrote: > > Hi Guys, > > The only information on the box reads: > > MODEL 47-7501 doubles sided / double density soft sectored, cert. 40 tracks > > There is no 48 tpi DD, 96 tpi DD or 96 tpi HD listed. Check their website... http://www.athana.com/html/diskette.html Their box 47-7501 is listed as "5.25& Inch Diskettes DD (Double Sided, Double Density), Unformatted, 48 TPI (Soft Sector), ATHANA Box" What you want is 47-8701 or the 47-8801. The 8050 is single sided, so you only need 47-8701s, but 47-8802 will work just fine, too. The only issue is if they are out of stock of single-sided media or if the double-sided media costs lots more. Note the difference in the description from above to this - "5.25 Inch Diskettes SSDD (Single Sided, Double Density), Unformatted, 96 TPI (Soft Sector), ATHANA Box" The disks you have will work fine in 2040s, 3040s, 4040s, 2031s, 1540s, 1541s, etc. - about 170K per floppy. What you need has about twice the track density of that (one side of an 8050 disk holds about 500K, a double-sided 8250 holds nearly 1MB). While you _might_ not be having media problems, I think it's best to start with something you know should work than guess might work. Fewer variables to juggle. -ethan Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list
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