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Diskette Characteristics Recognition Algorithm

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000035243D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-28

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Davis, KD Kerchberger, SW Womeldorff, RA [+details]

Abstract

The Diskette Characteristics Recognition Algorithm determines diskette types by comparing physical states and recorded data; progressively narrowing the states and data to known combinations of diskette characteristics. This algorithm recognizes four unique formats: IBM 8- inch diskettes, ISO 8-inch diskettes, PC DOS type 5.25-inch diskettes and an 8-inch Emulated format for High Density 5.25-inch diskettes.