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6.3.5 Floptical




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This article is from the storage FAQ part1, by Rodney D. Van Meter with numerous contributions by others.

6.3.5 Floptical

    I believe flopticals use an optical tracking mechanism to improve
ordinary magnetic head positioning and therefore density.

The Compaq/3M/Matsushita floptical floppies actually hold 120MB
formatted (according to the August 95 Byte), and can read and write
standard 1.44MB floppies and read 720KB floppies. (John Brock,
jbrock@panix.com, 8/95)

Supposed to be available Dec. '95?
    

 

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