macintosh plus floppy disks

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by mjbooij, Jan 7, 2007.

  1. mjbooij macrumors newbie

    Sep 27, 2006
    Does anyone know if you can read floppy disks written on a windows computer on a macintosh plus?
  2. Queso Suspended

    Mar 4, 2006
    I think you can read double-density (720k) disks, but not high-density (1.44MB).

    EDIT: According to LowEndMac's specs for that model, the hardware does indeed only support the 720k disks. The Mac Plus will also need System 7.5 as a minimum OS, since that came with the PC-Exchange extension which allowed FAT formatted disks to be read.

    EDIT 2: Spoke too soon. System 7 required a hard disk, so unless you have one plugged into the Plus' SCSI port, it's not going to play.

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