[rescue] Re: Drive Reliability (was SCSI drive for sale at buy.com)
Curtis H. Wilbar Jr.
rescue at hawkmountain.net
Wed May 14 18:14:54 CDT 2003
I never dared run my MFM drives at RLL capacities... always feared data
loss.... on the other hand, I have overclocked a few CPUs... so go
figure... they do seem to contradict each other :-)
>Date: Wed, 14 May 2003 14:38:23 -0400
>From: Phil Stracchino <alaric at caerllewys.net>
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>Subject: Re: [rescue] Re: Drive Reliability (was SCSI drive for sale at
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>On Wed, May 14, 2003 at 11:25:18AM -0400, Curtis H. Wilbar Jr. wrote:
>> Got a stash of various MFM drives myself. I've had MFM, ESDI, SCSI,
>> and IDE drives... somehow missing RLL along the way :-) ).
>If you have MFM, you didn't miss RLL. :) MFM drives ARE RLL .... it's
>just that (if I remember the parameters correctly) drives sold as MFM
>were actually RLL(2,5) while drive sold as RLL were RLL(3,7). Seagate
>reportedly tested all of their MFM drives at RLL(3,7) first, labelled
>them as RLL if they passed, and as MFM if they didn't.
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