Re: Custom floppy reading hardware interface

From: Justin <>
Date: Mon, 27 Jan 2014 10:53:49 +0100
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Has anyone seen a good solution for 3.5" commodore and Amiga floppies that can also deal with Apple's problematic 400k and 800k formats?


> On Jan 20, 2014, at 16:23, Rob Clarke <> wrote:
>> When it comes to 3.5" media, the difference between DD (600 Oe) and HD
>> (750 Oe) apparently is less, so it may still work to format a 1.44 MB
>> floppy disk as double density, at least for a while.
> When I was in my first summer job in 1987 (paying my Dad back the money he used to buy me an Amiga 1000), I suddenly had access to a 'limitless' supply of pre-formatted HD 3.5" floppies from the office store cupboard. I was terribly disappointed when none of them would work reliably in the Amiga, though it probably saved me from getting fired for stealing. :-)
> Years later I found out that I could make them work by wiping them with a bulk-eraser (very powerful elctro-magnet) first.
> Rob
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