Amigaz wrote:A quick question ... does the Falcon read PC formatted 720k floppys or 1.44mb formatted one's?
I've formatted a 720k floppy on the PC and put some Atari stuff on it but I get a read error on thew Falcon ... the Falcon formats and reads floppys OK
Yes, it reads at PC used floppy formats (as logical ones) well. But since drives are now very old there are mechanical changes in them - namely the head position can change. It makes no problems when you format/write and read disk on same drive, because it will of course read exactly at same cylinder. But when you put disk in other drive, head may be positioned little away from that cylinder. and then read may be unreliable, and actually even write too, since no pure write (except when format) on disk, there is always some read involved.
Famous Schrodinger's cat hypothetical experiment says that cat is dead or alive until we open box and see condition of poor animal, which deserved better logic. Cat is always in some certain state - regardless from is observer able or not to see what the state is.