Re: Reading 8x50-floppies with 1.2 MB-drive?

From: Nicolas Welte (
Date: 2001-11-26 14:25:27

"Baltissen, R (Ruud)" wrote:
> Last weekend I was explaining somebody that it is impossible to read
> 4040/1541-floppies with an 8x50-drive. During this conversation I wondered
> how the data is stored: GCR or MFM?

GCR. The reason why it doesn't work was given by you (among others) last week
;-) See here:

> Hallo Levente,
> > Do the 4040, the 8050 and similar drives also use
> > 100tpi mechanics? 
> The 4040 uses almost the same layout as the 1541 so you can consider the
> drives as the "same". "Almost" because there are some minor differences in
> the number of SYNC-marks used. Not relevant for this project.
> The 8050 and 8250 use 100 TPI drives.


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