[sebhc] Diskette Drives

Barry Watzman Watzman at neo.rr.com
Sat Jun 17 17:14:17 CDT 2006

I believe that is incorrect.  I believe that 40 tracks are always used.

Jumpers could be an issue.

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From: sebhc-bounces at sebhc.org [mailto:sebhc-bounces at sebhc.org] On Behalf Of
dwight elvey
Sent: Saturday, June 17, 2006 5:38 PM
To: sebhc at sebhc.org
Subject: Re: [sebhc] Diskette Drives

The H8/89 normally only uses 35 tracks, even with a
40 track drive, for hard sectored. The controller has no
write compensation, needed for the additional 5 tracks
of a 40 track drive.
He has somehting else not correct. It could be jumpers,
dirty heads or broken drives. He should at least be able
to read the directories. This doesn't require a 40 track drive.

Carroll, You didn't state if you ar doing hard or soft sectored?


>From: davidwallace2000 at comcast.net
>Reply-To: sebhc at sebhc.org
>To: sebhc at sebhc.org
>Subject: Re: [sebhc] Diskette Drives
>Date: Sat, 17 Jun 2006 19:41:29 +0000
>It's possible that the TM100 drives are 35-track (TRS-80) instead of 40 
>-------------- Original message --------------
>From: Carroll Waddell <carrollwaddell at sc.rr.com>
> > Does anyone know about diskette head alignment?
> > I got some Tandon TM100 drives off EBAY. They are single sided and look
> > like they should work, but diskettes written on the normal H17 won't
> > read on the Tandon. Is there some different head alignment or something?
> > Carroll
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