Reply 32860 of 35014, by xjas
Didn't buy this, but I found something I didn't even know existed at my local Freegeek & it was too amusing not to share:
That's right, a thing that "converts" 3.5" DS/DD disks to HD by punching out the notch in the side. WTF.
This is in no way a good idea and AFAIK generally doesn't result in a working disk (at least, not for very long.) I'm honestly astonished this got made as a commercial product. Doing about five test disks with it would tell you it doesn't work; the media is physically different. There were 'equivalent' disk notchers for 5.25" disks, but those are for allowing you to flip actual double-sided disks to use the back side in a single-sided drive.
Maybe there was some company that mass-produced 3.5" DD disks using HD media, but I would have expected that in the late '90s, not the mid '80s when this thing seems to date from.
It's still there if any of you want it. 😜
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