Re: REL-files

From: Greg King (
Date: 2004-09-04 06:33:31

From: Baltissen, GJPAA (Ruud); on Date: August 26, 2004, at 02:53 AM -0400
> > 1581 uses "super side blocks" to extend the max. size of a REL file.
> > See the 1581 user manual for detailed information (should be available
> > in electronic form somewhere).
> I have a manual that covers all drives, but that doesn't mention these
> SSBs.  I downloaded the manual from Project 64, but that doesn't mention
> it either.  So, any other info is welcome!

Look at the end of Appendix C: "DOS Diskette Format".  The tables left out
one thing:  currently un-occupied links at the ends of the (super) side
sectors are padded with $00,$00.

Creative Micro Designs' drives use that same extended format.

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