<CT> Re: Format a Mac disket on PC

  • From: Ross Nelson <rnelson@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: calmira_tips@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 06 Jun 2001 09:15:10 -0500

>if I ain't mistaken, it ain't possible... the 800k disks used a different 
>spinning drive mechanism... as the head would get to the outer reaches of 
>the disk, the drive would make it spin slower so it can cram more data 
>ontothe same amount of space... used a type of altered density....  I 
>might have the exact disk type wrong, but I *know* some sort of Mac floppy 
>uses that technology in it.
>Hope I help more than I hurt...

I missed the original.  Is someone looking for a program to do this?  I 
have one to format 1.44mb disks (I think it's 1.44), not 800k, but it's 
Mac.  Not sure if it'll work with newer Macs (my mom has an iMac at work 
and opened the disk...nothing there), but there may be a newer version.


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