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Old 30 June 2017, 11:02   #45
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Originally Posted by drHirudo View Post
I didn't say they should have included it. I said it was mistake to not use the already standard 720 KB disk format from 1984 (PC, Atari ST), which made it later difficult to adapt the new HD floppies format. I.e. if the Amiga 1000 used standard interface for floppies, many people in as early as 1986/1987 would have upgraded to HD floppy drive.
The ST didn't have the standard 720k format in 1984, it took a couple of years for them to get to the DS DD disk format, by which time it was a whole mess as you had games shipping with a single sided version and double sided version as companies were stuck not to support early adopters.

Plus Amiga was not like PC, we didn't want to keep buying extra equipment, which why it was a budget computer compared to a PC.
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