On Tue, Sep 20, 2011 at 11:11:38PM -0400, MikeS wrote: >>"...to be able to read a "flip disk" in a double sided mech, you would >>need to find one where you can hack the mechanics to allow seek to >>"track -4". > >It would also have to be able to rotate backwards... ;-) Not necessarily. If you copy the raw data in real time (and buffer more than one rotation worth of it), you should be able to decode the track image in software. GCR is decoded in software anyway, it is not a big fundamental difference. >I must be missing something: why are you trying to read the "flip side" >with the upper head instead of just flipping the disk (assuming the >drive doesn't mind the missing index) ? To save effort. Instead of having to insert and remove disks 2*N times, you would have to insert them only N times. It is left an exercise to the reader to estimate how big N has to be so that the effort invested in the modifications is justified. An alternative explanation is along the lines of "Why climb a mountain? Because it exists." Best regards, Marko Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing listReceived on 2011-09-21 07:00:03
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