Tonight's fun job is formatting a lot of floppies purchased from eBay and
subsequently hit with a powerful electric tape eraser. The theory is to not
take chances on the surprises that might be waiting on an old disk.
I started out on a Dell Dimension 8300 with internal floppy drive (because I
want one, wherever possible) and got the idea to turn on the 20MHz 8570 next
to the Dell, so I could do more than one disk at once. Turns out the 8570
has quite a commanding lead, about 3 disks to the Dimension's 1.
Can't imagine why--both are doing FORMAT A: /U...one under DOS 6.22, the
other under Windows 2000.
I just moved the bigger pile of disks over to the 8570...