8" floppy disks
8 inch floppy disks were first popular floppy disks. They were used in nearly all aspects of computing in 1970s and early 80s.
These floppy disks were used in computers, workstations, microcomputers, industrial analysers and machine driving computers, and even in some terminals.
|Capacity: 80kB-500kB, some had 980-1200kB.|
If you want to plug 8" drive to a PC?
problem comes with software. Disks are different. There are many
CP/M formats, add industrial analyser/driving computer formats,
mainframe formats, custom workstation formats... probably few
hundred if not thousands. These formats use different sectoring
(hard/soft, soft - how?), tracks, sides, steps, speeds,
modulations, geometries etc. Not all supported by PC electronics.
There is some
documentation on other websites which may give some clues.