[sebhc] Diskette Drives

Barry Watzman Watzman at neo.rr.com
Sat Jun 17 22:37:29 CDT 2006

Keep in mind that ANY drive, no matter how out of alignment, can read disks
that were formatted on that same drive.  The whole point of alignment is to
make disks interchangeable between drives.

-----Original Message-----
From: sebhc-bounces at sebhc.org [mailto:sebhc-bounces at sebhc.org] On Behalf Of
Carroll Waddell
Sent: Saturday, June 17, 2006 10:07 PM
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Subject: Re: [sebhc] Diskette Drives

dwight elvey wrote:

>> From: Carroll Waddell <carrollwaddell at sc.rr.com>
> ---snip---
>> I was just thinking that maybe the IBM PC is writing with the wrong 
>> head, ie, wrong side. My H8 has the extended configuration option, 
>> which the Siemens drives will ignore. Maybe the PC drive is writing 
>> on the top side rather than the bottom side which is the normal 
>> single sided side.
>> Carroll
>> -- 
> Hi
> This is not likely.
> You didn't make it clear if when on the PC, it could both write and read
> while on the same machine?
> If it can, your looking at an alignment issue. If it can't, there is 
> something
> else wrong with the drive.
> Dwight
> -- 
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I haven't tried to use the Tandons on an IBM PC. I might try that just 
to see if the drives are really good or bad.
I've only connected them to the H8.
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