Me too - great rant.
From: Mark J. Blair [mailto:n...@nf6x.net]
Sent: Thursday, August 10, 2017 9:56 AM
To: General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts
Subject: Re: The Name of the disk (Was: Disk imaging with IMD - question
> On Aug 9, 2017, at 12:08, Fred Cisin via cctalk <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I'm keeping your rant as reference material. Thanks!
The Tandy Portable Disk Drive (TPDD) for the Model 100 series is one of the
odd-ball "rare" configurations: 3.5", 40 track (later, 80 track on the
TPDD2), single sided, two (!) sectors of 1280 bytes each per track. Disk
capacities are nominally called "100k" or "200k". I have not yet tried
examining a TPDD disk on some sort of imaging setup to get insight into its
low-level format, but that's on my growing "one of these days" list. The
drives had internal controllers and brains, and connected to the computer
over an RS-232 interface.
Mark J. Blair, NF6X <n...@nf6x.net>