USING FLOPPY DISK, CD-ROM
AND TAPE DRIVES
This chapter contains information about the various optional
removable-media drives that are available. These include:
Using a 5.25" floppy disk drive
This drive can read and write double-sided disks with a formatted
capacity of either 1.2 Mbytes (if marked "HD" or "high density") or
360 Kbytes (if marked "DD" or "double density").
Each floppy disk is sealed into a flexible plastic envelope with a
long, rounded aperture through which the read/write heads of the
disk drive can meet the disk surface. You must never touch the
exposed surface of the disk yourself.
Keep floppy disks well away from dust, moisture, magnetic objects,
and equipment that generates magnetic fields. Also, avoid extremes
of temperature and exposure to direct sunlight. Otherwise, data
recorded on the disk may become corrupted.
Inserting a floppy disk
U s i n g F l o p p y D i s k , C D - R O M & T a p e D r i v e s
5.25-inch floppy disk drive
FTD Travan tape drive
SCSI QIC quarter-inch cartridge tape drive
SCSI DDS-2 (Digital Data Storage) tape drive
Insert the disk into the drive slot with the read/write aperture
When the disk is fully inserted, turn the locking lever one-
quarter turn clockwise to engage the drive mechanism.
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