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

vance at neurotica.com vance at neurotica.com
Wed May 14 22:22:36 CDT 2003

On Wed, 14 May 2003, Jeffrey Nonken 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.
> I think my ESDI drive is 150 meg. The next larger, if I haven't tossed
> it, would be a Seagate ST4096. After that you get down around 35 meg and
> lower. I think the MR522 is about 20 meg. I'm pretty sure I've already
> tossed my ST412; last time I used it, it was showing signs of age.

Well, this is a little misleading.  There are ESDI drives from 20 all the
way up, with many small increments.  I know of 20, 25, 30, 32, 35, 38, 40,
48, 52, 60, 66, 70, 74, 80, 88, 90, 92, 96, ...

Many of these sizes were used by IBM in PS/2's and AS/400's.  And yes, the
30MB and 32MB drive are actually only 2MB different.

Peace...  Sridhar

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