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29610Re: [midatlanticretro] RL01 drives, worthwhile?

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  • Dave McGuire
    Mar 12, 2013
      On 03/12/2013 01:54 PM, Systems Glitch wrote:
      > I've got a pair of clean but untested RL01 drives that I'm
      > considering using with my parts build LSI-11. I'd really like some
      > form of hard disk that can be swapped between the LSI-11 and my
      > PDP-11/10, so the RL01s fit that pretty well.
      > I'm not sure it's worth the time and money to try and get two RL01s
      > tested out and working with the disk packs being far less common than
      > the RL02. I can get them, but it looks like they're going to be over
      > $100 a pack (they do come with a guarantee). I'd like everyone's
      > opinions on whether it's a worthwhile endeavor or not, or if I'd be
      > better off going with another solution (RL02, RK05, et c.).
      > If I do decide to return the RL01s to service, does anyone have a
      > working pack I could test them out with? I have access to a working
      > PDP-11/23+ with known good RL controller (currently has RL02s
      > connected to it).

      I can at least loan you a pack for testing. I am loathe to part with
      any permanently because I have several drives here.


      Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
      New Kensington, PA
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