Format Standard 1.44 MB Floppies for 1.72 MB Capacity

Wow! I’ve never heard of this before, and I haven’t tried it yet, but apparently you can use standard hardware and get 1.72 MB (almost a 20% gain) out of standard 1.44 MB floppy disks.

Format standard 1.44 MB disks for 1.72 MB using standard hardware (Almost 20% gain in capacity). This is achieved without any kind of data compression.

The program which does this is SmartFormat 2.1.

5 Responses to “Format Standard 1.44 MB Floppies for 1.72 MB Capacity”

  1. chris says:

    is it normal for 40kb of space to be used on the floppy?
    will this program cause damage to sectors every time?

  2. Elliot Lee says:

    In theory, the answers are: yes; no.

  3. chris says:

    the formating program allowed me to use a old floppy that stopped working with the 1.44 mb format. does this program cause damaged space to show up as used?

  4. yk says:

    thank you!

  5. Guled says:

    This stuff really works

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