[rescue] Re: Help IDing Old Drive

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Fri Mar 19 19:44:03 CST 2004

On Mar 19, 2004, at 7:43 PM, Tim Kirby wrote:
>>> A CS professor here dug up an old drive from his garage and was 
>>> wondering
>>> how much capacity the thing might have.
>> ...
>>> http://www.valites.net/gallery/Offices/aao
>> ...
>>> Any guesses?
> John Honniball replied:
>> We used disk packs like that on a Prime P750 back in the early 1980s.
>> They held 300Mb per pack.
> Actually I think that may be the previous generation; it rather looks 
> like
> a 100Mb (maybe 60Mb formatted). There were difference in appearance -
> perhaps more recognizable if you actually worked with both. Such wasted
> Neurons...

   These are neurons well-spent.  Those who do not understand history 
are doomed to repeat its mistakes.  And if you ever come across someone 
who's using still those systems (don't kid yourself into believing 
everyone has moved everything to PCs running Windows), you'll be able 
to save the day.


Dave McGuire          "PC users only know two 'solutions'...
Cape Coral, FL          reboot and upgrade."    -Jonathan Patschke

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