5»-Inch Diskette Interchange Architecture
Original Publication Date: 1984-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-03
This article describes a 5»-inch diskette standard adapted for data interchange which makes a system incorporating the diskette less sensitive to catastrophic data loss resulting from loss of a single sector on the diskette. A significant concern in word processing and small office computers is the interchange of diskettes. Currently, there is no 5»-inch diskette standard governing interchange architecture. Some personal computers use the 5»-inch diskettes, but data interchange is not required therein. The most nearly-applicable standard is the one which applies to 8-inch diskettes. Many of the concepts in the 8-inch diskette standard are applicable in general. Others, particularly track layouts and recording techniques, are aimed specifically at 8-inch diskettes.