[rescue] Cluesticks (was Mounting and Dumping)
Janet L. Campbell
janet at foonly.com
Thu Jan 15 18:43:03 CST 2004
On Wed, 14 Jan 2004, Sheldon T. Hall wrote:
> A lot of early stuff, in all mechanical fields, contains amazing
> engineering. As time goes on, though, they figure out how to "simplicate
> and add lightness", reduce the parts count, and reduce the cost of
Frankly, the TU78 was just a better drive in many ways. It was easier to
service, and the loading was more reliable. That said, it was a beast.
> And they are insanely cheap. You know what disk storage used to cost? Why,
> when I were nobbut a lad....
I have some contacts who work within Seagate. To hear them talk, the
margins are so thin you can see through them.
> I expect it's been a collector's item for some years, actually. As is the
> tape drive you'd need to read it.
Not really, it's 1600bpi 9-track if memory serves. You can buy brand new
drives that will read that format.
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