[rescue] Re: Drive Reliability (was SCSI drive for sale at buy.com)
mcguire at neurotica.com
Thu May 15 18:00:12 CDT 2003
On Thursday, May 15, 2003, at 05:37 PM, Jeffrey Nonken wrote:
>> Calling it "MFM" is a bad idea, even though the term came into
>> use. The fact that the data was recorded using Modified Frequency
>> Modulation has precisely jack squat to do with [most of] the
>> and indeed some other types of [non-ST-412-interfaced] drives used MFM
>> recording methods.
> Perhaps, but that's what they were commonly called by the people I
> with at the time they were popular.
Of course...the whole industry called them "MFM". I was just
pointing out that, despite popular usage, the terminology is not
The same thing is happening with the term "broadband" today. It's
> In any case, you've piqued my curiosity. I seem to have a pair of the
> drives, a Rodime RO 204, a Tandon TM 603 SE and a spare controller
> board, a
> Quantum Q540 marked "Non Repairable," a Tulin TL240, and a Seagate
> (which is the RLL version of the ST-225, or whatever that model number
> was), and thus has a whopping capacity of 30 whole meg.
Yes indeed, the ST238 is the RLL-certified version of the ST225. You
can use an ST238 as an ST225...they're still 614cyl 4hd 17sec. My God
why do I remember that..
Dave McGuire "They live deeply, these vagabonds."
St. Petersburg, FL -Goro
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