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11844Re: [midatlanticretro] Quiz: what's in a Xerox x973 Dual 8" drive?

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  • B Degnan
    Feb 28, 2009
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      The unit I cleaned last night:
      http://vintagecomputer.net/browse_thread.cfm?id=226
      ..has Shugart 801's.


      When I bought this drive on Ebay, I thought I was getting a twin 5 1/4"
      drive, and it was too late to retract my bid so I was stuck with them.
      Jeff Jonas gave me a bunch of 5 1/4" disks to archive on the Xerox 820
      and that is why I got the drive. Anyway, as is my procedure I took
      apart the enclosure upon receipt and cleaned it. Assuming they work,
      worst case is now I have two spare 801's for my Lobo twin 8"

      Now that I have started investigating the situation, I am thinking that
      SA400's with the proper cable will work for the Xerox 5 1/4" disks,
      there's nothing special about the Xerox drives. I should have
      something someplace to interface. I also have to do more research. I
      am just getting started with this project.

      I have added a number of new posts to vintagecomputer.net in the blog
      section, fyi. Check out the Heathkit EC-1
      http://vintagecomputer.net/discuss_issues.cfm

      Bill

      Bill Sudbrink wrote:
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      > In my experience:
      > D) None of the above
      > The three I rescued from scrappers all had SA851s.
      >
      > -----Original Message-----
      > *From:* midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com
      > [mailto:midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com]*On Behalf Of *B Degnan
      > *Sent:* Friday, February 27, 2009 11:27 PM
      > *To:* midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com
      > *Subject:* [midatlanticretro] Quiz: what's in a Xerox x973 Dual 8"
      > drive?
      >
      > Quiz: what drives are in a Xerox x973 Dual 8" drive?
      >
      > A) Shugart 801
      > B) Mitsubishi M2896
      > C) Tandon 848-2
      >
      > bd
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