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I acquired a MAC SE with a 1.4 meg floppy drive. Previously I only had a Plus with an 800K floppy drive. When I tried to format one of my old disks, it still only had 800K. Did the 1.4 meg floppy drives use special disks? Or am I doing something wrong? Thank you, Bill...

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    Default MAC SE Floppy Drive 1.4 meg Floppy Drive (old)

    I acquired a MAC SE with a 1.4 meg floppy drive. Previously I only
    had a Plus with an 800K floppy drive. When I tried to format one of
    my old disks, it still only had 800K. Did the 1.4 meg floppy drives
    use special disks? Or am I doing something wrong?

    Thank you,

    Bill
    Bill Guest

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    Default Re: MAC SE Floppy Drive 1.4 meg Floppy Drive (old)

    Bill Bagot <rr.com> wrote:
     

    Yes & Yes.

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    Default Re: MAC SE Floppy Drive 1.4 meg Floppy Drive (old)


    "Bill Bagot" <rr.com> wrote in message
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    Yes - if your disk has only a single hole at the top, then it's a
    double-sided disk (800k on the Mac). If it has two holes at the top, it's a
    high-density disk (1.4M).

    The fact you mentioned that you used an old disc, where you previously had
    an 800k-only Plus, suggests to me you're still using a disck with a single
    hole.


    Cheers,
    Ian


    Ian Guest

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    "Ian McCall" <org> writes: 

    As far as I know, the only 1.44M floppy drives that ignore the
    media-sensing hole are the ones IBM put in PS/2 systems. Which
    created some real problems, since other computers can't read a DD
    disk that's formatted as 1.44M. (Unless you punch a media hole in
    the disk, of course.)

    -- David
    David Guest

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