Apple IIe and Single Sided Double Density Floppies

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Apple IIe and Single Sided Double Density Floppies

Postby fsmith2003 » 2019-1-14 @ 02:06

Just acquired but have yet to pick up an old Apple IIe. I have boxes of C64 Single Sided/DD floppies from a lot I acquired years ago. My question is will I be able to use these SSDD floppies with the Apple II? I keep reading it requiresDual Sided Double Density but will the Singles work?
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Re: Apple IIe and Single Sided Double Density Floppies

Postby bakemono » 2019-1-14 @ 21:08

I'm pretty sure Apple 5.25" drives were single-sided. The floppies stored 140KB on one side.
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Re: Apple IIe and Single Sided Double Density Floppies

Postby clueless1 » 2019-1-15 @ 01:22

They should work. I used to use a hole punch to to make the backside of single-sided floppies writable on my Apple IIe. :blush:
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Re: Apple IIe and Single Sided Double Density Floppies

Postby fsmith2003 » 2019-1-15 @ 01:46

clueless1 wrote:They should work. I used to use a hole punch to to make the backside of single-sided floppies writable on my Apple IIe. :blush:


Awesome. You have instructions on exactly how this is done by chance?
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Re: Apple IIe and Single Sided Double Density Floppies

Postby clueless1 » 2019-1-15 @ 02:30

fsmith2003 wrote:
clueless1 wrote:They should work. I used to use a hole punch to to make the backside of single-sided floppies writable on my Apple IIe. :blush:


Awesome. You have instructions on exactly how this is done by chance?

Pretty simple. Flip one floppy over on top of the other. Line up the hole punch with the write notch and punch away. :)
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edit: more info here:
https://www.atarimagazines.com/compute/ ... R_DISK.php
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Re: Apple IIe and Single Sided Double Density Floppies

Postby xjas » 2019-1-15 @ 04:01

They used to sell dedicated disk notchers for this purpose. :P I still have one.

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And yes, C64-compatible disks should also work on an Apple II (you'll have to re-format them though.)
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Re: Apple IIe and Single Sided Double Density Floppies

Postby fsmith2003 » 2019-1-16 @ 19:17

Great info guys! I can confirm the "Single Sided" disk do work on the Apple II and the notches have been made. Thanks.
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