[sebhc] hard or soft

Lee Hart leeahart at earthlink.net
Thu Jul 1 20:05:02 CDT 2004

Dwight K. Elvey wrote:
> >From: "Carroll Waddell" <CarrollWaddell at sc.rr.com>
> >
> >I was just thinking that if we could build a sector pulse generator to
> >use soft sector diskettes in the H17, it would be nice to build in a
> >circuit that could detect if the diskette was hard or soft sector. If
> >hard, then pass the sector pulses through. If soft, then generate the
> >pulses.
> >Carroll
> Hi
>  I'm not sure what good this would do. The two formats
> are not compatable and one controller can't read the others
> data. There'd be little reason to detect between the two
> coming out of the drive.

The reason is so you can put either real hard-sector disks, or
soft-sector disks formatted as hard-sector, into the same drive, and
have the computer automatically work.
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