Floppy Disk / Formats



The official "Standard Floppy Disk Formats Supported by MS-DOS" are listed in the KB Article Q75131

But! In this list three 8 inch formats are mentioned, but these formats were never used in IBM PC, XT, AT or compatible computers and were not supported by PC or MS-DOS. The FORMAT, DISKCOPY, ... commands do not support 8-inch formats because 128 and 1.024 bytes/sector are NOT supported, only 512 bytes/sector!

A comprehensive list of floppy disk drives. And here is a pdf version of my personal spreadsheet of the various floppy disk formats.

Diskette SS/SD
Floppy disk formats supported by PC- and MS-DOS (not No 4).

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