A New Super High Density Possibility for the Apple II's and
Michaël Guitton and Charles Turley
Imagine having a 3.5 disk costing around $19 that you could use in
most all of our
Apple II's with these new technology disk drives. Format and store 120MB
read and write with them - over and over again!
The new LS-120 diskette is shown to the left.
Before you say such things as; "No way, this can't be done" or
"you must be mad,
the Apple II has no drivers for such a thing" you should go to the
press release and read all about its release on April 2nd.
Sure looks like it
could have great potential for our computers.
for your reference that URL link above is noted below:
See also the new tech. information reviews from the 3M web site for the
diskette noted below.
Read it and read it good! Then come back here and consider all it would
take to make such a thing happen! This could be the downfall of Zip, EZ135
etc. This could also be the newest way to allow 'Super High Density'3.5
disks for use
on our existing Apple II's with this new 120MB 3.5 HD disk drive.
To put it simple and to the point - all we need is the driver and the Apple
IIGS can then have a 120MB 3.5 disk to use in this disk drive. Are there
programers out there ready to give it a try? And, you never know, it might
with the RAMFast card! Anybody want to give it a try?
A couple of tips for people using flopticals (maybe it works for Zip,
EZ or Jazz):
1. When you are in the Finder, insert your floppy. The GS/OS format dialog
appear within a few seconds.
2. Hold the option key when clicking on the format button in the GS/OS format
dialog (see PRM 6.0 p. 305). My flopticals are ready for use in less than
seconds! It tooked 25 minutes formatting them when I was not aware of this
trick 2 year
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