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Floppies

CTM

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Someone sent me two 16-sector, single sided, single density, hard-sector floppies. A friend said he thinks this may be what the Altair 8800 used. Might you know anyone that could read these? Thanks.
 

TX_Dj

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Depends on the controller that was in the Altair that wrote it. Hard sector sounds like a Northstar, or Northstar controller.
 

MikeS

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Depends on the controller that was in the Altair that wrote it. Hard sector sounds like a Northstar, or Northstar controller.
I think the Northstar used 10-sector diskettes...

Micropolis (e.g. Vector Graphic) used 16 sectors AFAIR.

I assume these are 5 1/4"?
 
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