MS800 was among the simplest of the high-capacity 3.5in disc operating systems.
The program provided a small number of RSXs which selected formats for each drive, simply by copying values into the XDPB.
One unusual design feature, which had both advantages and disadvantages, was the presence of a "boot loader"-type program on certain formats.
This was a short BASIC program which was saved on each MS800 disc.
Running this program would set up the format for the disc, even if you didn't own MS800.
However, the downside of this approach is that this meant the sector numbers had to be limited to the standard set used by the 'Data' disc format (&C1-&C9).
MS800 was bundled with drives sold by Microstyle and was also available separately.
- MS800.zip (DSK for Emulators)