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Floppy Disk Formats and Logical Structures

There are several different disk formats that are in common use on the PC platform. Actually, "common use" is debatable, because really only one format is used any more, and even it has limited uses these days. This section takes a look at the different floppy disk formats used for the various types of drives. It also looks at how the FAT file system is implemented on floppy disks.

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