[rescue] rescue Digest, Vol 64, Issue 27

Phil Stracchino alaric at metrocast.net
Mon Mar 24 19:58:38 CDT 2008

Curtis H. Wilbar Jr. wrote:
> Patrick Finnegan wrote:
>> I'm willing to bet that the drive that failed was one of the 
>> Maxtor-rebadged Quantum Fireball drives just after Maxtor bought them up.
> I believe Maxtor bought Quantum for it's Atlas line of enterprise SCSI
> drives IMHO.... but I don't really know of course (could have been for 
> patents, etc).

Atlas were damned fine drives.  One of the best drives I ever had, for 
its time, was a full-height 5.25" CDC drive.  Big-for-the-time, stone 
reliable, and screaming fast.

(Even though it was a 3600rpm drive.  Lots of platters makes for big fat 
cylinders.  A 2:1 disadvantage in rotational latency doesn't make for so 
much of an overall drawback when you have a 4:1 advantage in heads.)

   Phil Stracchino, CDK#2         ICBM: 43.5607, -71.355
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