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Old 01 June 2011, 12:50   #3
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Originally Posted by Van Denhawk
If I buy new unformatted discs, how can I format them ready to use on the A1200?
Two ways to go about it:

- Click on the disk's icon in Workbench and select Format from the drop down menu.

- "format drive <drive> name <label>", add noicons to the end of that command if you don't want a Trashcan.

Originally Posted by Van Denhawk
Is it better to buy formatted or unformatted ones?
Makes no difference to Amiga users.

Originally Posted by ajk View Post
But you can generally use HD ones just as well.
Not entirely true, they will work but they won't be as reliable.
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