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How can the number of cylinders supported by a floppy drive be different from the number of tracks?

Cylinders are a hardware property, while tracks are logical. These are not necessarily the same. A floppy disk (drive) may feature a given number of cylinders, while the disk operating system may only ...
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How Can Apple II DOS 3.3 Floppy Disks be Restored after Formatting with INIT?

The INIT command directs the drive to move the head to each of the first 35 tracks in turn, and overwrite the entire contents thereof. In performing this process, the drive uses two coils: an erase ...
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