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OT: OT (TECH): Old media revisited (< OT: TV

From:Henrik Theiling <theiling@...>
Date:Wednesday, July 30, 2008, 17:58

Mark J. Reed writes:
>... > Are Apple CP/M disks readable by other CP/M systems? ...
Short answer: no. I had an Apple ][e (in German 7bit ASCII: Apple ÜÄe, btw...), and I could not read the disks. IIRC, the hardware tracks of the Apple disks are at different offsets and spacing, so normal PC hardware cannot easily be reprogrammed to find the tracks (or it may even be impossible because it cannot physically reach the locations with its step motor driven head positioning). **Henrik