[sebhc] H17 diskettes

Carroll Waddell CarrollWaddell at sc.rr.com
Mon Jun 28 17:32:29 CDT 2004

I was looking for a way to read Heath Soft Sector diskettes on a PC.
I still have an IBM PC portable. running DOS. That's what I was using 
Media Master on. I also use this PC to run Accelerate 8 16 which is a 
CPM emulation for DOS.

Peter wrote:

>I assume that you mean H17 hard sector disks. It was a long time ago, but I
>seem to remember some software (drivers) for CP/M to have the H37 read an
>H17 disk. It would seem possible to design some software to ignore the extra
>pulses generated by the sector holes in a hard sector disk. If not software,
>then some simple hardware should be able to do it. I don't know if anyone
>has done it. If not, it might be a challenge for me to try - IF I find time
>to do it!
>Regarding Media Master, I have not been able to make it work on my computers
>- it last worked on an original 386 machine. Are you running it on a Pentium
>machine? If so, what OS are you using?
>peter59 at sbcglobal.net - http://www.geocities.com/anapro.geo/
>>-----Original Message-----
>>Has anyone found a way (or program) that will read H17 Soft Sector 
>>diskettes on a PC?
>>I have Media Master, but it would not read them.
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