ppera wrote:Yes, I thought about that point of fast format is to avoid extra rotation before sectors checking. It works with 9 s/t, and track lead gap is not too small.But it is not so simple with 10 s/t
ijor wrote:Then you certainly would gain one rotation per cylinder (not per track), when switching heads to format the second side.
Lautreamont wrote:Could you explain the difference between track and cylinder, Ijor ?
ijor wrote:This way, a 720K disk has actually 80 cylinders and 160 tracks.
jens wrote:Just read on Claus Brods page that floppies were fast formatted to later be faster readable as well.
Programs started faster from fast formatted disks than from 'normal' ones.
Remember - floppies were wide spread before hard drives became affordable.
ppera wrote:I think that it is end of story. I will not try to read such floppies on PC. Leonard is probably gived up, communication works not...
There is many much more useful thing to do...
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