[sebhc] H17 diskettes

Dwight K. Elvey dwight.elvey at amd.com
Mon Jun 28 17:33:52 CDT 2004

 The data encoding is not compatable between the hard
and soft sectored. To read the soft sectored on a PC is
possible with hardware that can handle that density ( most
PC's are not capable of doing single density ).
There are boards specifically designed to do this.
 If some wanted to give me a soft sectored setup, I could
write an addition to my transfer program to handle soft
sectored systems, as well as the hard sectored.

>From: Peter <peter59 at sbcglobal.net>
>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.
>> Carroll
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