White Imation Superdisk and 10.2.3

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by ccindy, Jan 27, 2003.

  1. ccindy macrumors newbie

    ccindy

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    Do any of you know any ideas as to why when I format a floppy using Apple's Disc Utility in 10.2.3 it never remounts it and it damages the floppy? I have to eject it from Disk Utility, and then the disk is damaged afterwards. I've checked my drives manufacture's web site and they say that no X drivers are needed and that there are no problems, so , please, help! This is the only forum I have found with people who have problems with this drive, no people in Apple's forums have anyway. Now, before I get a gaggle of replies from folks condemning me for even owning a floppy, I use 2 to 3 different floppies a day, I have to, because half this world still uses PC's, and I work with them everyday at school. My alternative is to buy a pc, which I'm planning on doing anyway, but I would like to be able to do homework and such on the Mac, and when I eventually go to Mac OS X mainly, which won't happen until I get a new Mac, I would like to still use it for that purpose. I know that when Apple pulled the floppy drives, they lost a lot of customers, (I know some of them) they didn't lose me, and they won't, but they could regain a lot of people, and get more from the windows side if there was a floppy again!

    Especially if they would bring back the Apple made superdrives, the ones that read all formats down to 720 or 740. I would pay alot for that.

    I have a B&W 300MHz G3 Rev a with 448 MB of Ram and am running 9.22 as my main OS, and 10.2.3 everynow and then, please help if you can.:confused:
     
  2. RBMaraman macrumors 65816

    RBMaraman

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    It's my understanding that you must format the floppy disks on a PC. If you format on a Mac, you can only use the floppy with a Mac. But, if you format on a PC, the disk can be used on both Macs and PCs. Formatting on a PC should solve your problems.
     
  3. ccindy thread starter macrumors newbie

    ccindy

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    Thanks

    Hi, unfortunetly I can't format in any format at all, mac or pc, I havn't eve tried pc, just mac.
     
  4. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    You can't use 720KB floppies with Mac OS X in a SuperDisk drive.
     

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