[rescue] Re: Drive Reliability (was SCSI drive for sale at buy.com)

Curtis H. Wilbar Jr. rescue at hawkmountain.net
Wed May 14 18:33:33 CDT 2003

I have an XT1140 and an XT2190.  The 2190 is a DEC drive... not sure 
about the 1140.

I also used to have a few 1325 68 meg MFM Micropolis drives.

Wouldn't mind finding a few XT2190 drives...  as in an old box if I
have to use MFM, I might as well use the "big drives" (hmm.. is that
in space or weight... bit that is :-) ).

-- Curt

>Date: Wed, 14 May 2003 19:23:28 -0400
>Subject: Re: [rescue] Re: Drive Reliability (was SCSI drive for sale at 
>From: Dave McGuire <mcguire at neurotica.com>
>To: The Rescue List <rescue at sunhelp.org>
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>On Wednesday, May 14, 2003, at 07:19 PM, Curtis H. Wilbar Jr. wrote:
>> Well, if you ever go to dispose of any high capcity (100MB or higher)
>> MFM drives... don't toss em... just e-mail me... depending on what
>> you have, I'll pay the shiping to save it.
>   MFM drives >100MB are pretty uncommon...the interface only tops out 
>at 190MB (unformatted).  The Maxtor XT2190 (a.k.a. DEC RD54) is 
>theoretically the highest capacity MFM drive possible.
>        -Dave
>Dave McGuire                "They live deeply, these vagabonds."
>St. Petersburg, FL                            -Goro
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