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Author Topic: WTB: NEW 3.5" DOUBLE Density floppies (720 kB)  (Read 471 times)
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« on: November 13, 2012, 12:23:50 AM »


....so NOT HIGH density floppies (1.44 Mb).

Looking for a box of 10 of these. Atnernative name is DD or 2D

If anyone still has an unopened box.....let me know, it's for my Fluke 9100A.
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« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2012, 06:39:26 AM »

you can use HD floppy's also,

Just cover the hole on the opposite side of the write protection switch and format them as 720 kb

"FORMAT A: /F:720 /C"  in dos  Wink

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In your back yard  Grin

http://www.informatique.nl/518462/verbatim-3-5inch-diskette.html
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« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2012, 10:02:59 AM »

you can use HD floppy's also,

Just cover the hole on the opposite side of the write protection switch and format them as 720 kb

That's not entire accurate. Although it works, HD diskettes are actually different from DD ones (I have to look up what the exact differences are though). HD diskettes formatted as DD will last significantly shorter.

I should have a few sealed boxes of DD diskettes at home - 5 disks in one box, brand is TDK I believe. I'll take a look tonight and let you know!
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« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2012, 12:47:02 PM »

Yep, I read that it gives a lot of problems to do that trick. Since I will need to use them in a dedicated DD drive I don't think that is a good option. It is also just for some testing really.
Some 9100 owners succesfully replaced the SCSI harddisk with a SCSI to CF card adapter and a CF card and that works great. This has a lot of advantages: no mechanical stuff so more reliable, no noise and file exchange with a PC.

However for now I would love to get 5 or 10 disks from you McVenco Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2012, 09:12:58 PM »

However for now I would love to get 5 or 10 disks from you McVenco Smiley

Which color do you prefer?  Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2012, 08:56:25 PM »

WOW excellent !! And my favorite brand for media too Wink

Color doesn't matter that much to me, but let me take the red one's to set them apart from what I already got with the system....
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