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29612Re: RL01 drives, worthwhile?

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  • joshbensadon
    Mar 12, 2013
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      Hi Jonathan,

      I have an RL01K-DC Data Cartridge that I'd be willing to part with. No idea if it works. I got it years ago when I used a pair of RL01 drives for my night table.

      Perhaps I sell it on ebay? I have no idea what they sell for.


      --- In midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com, Systems Glitch <systems.glitch@...> wrote:
      > All,
      > 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).
      > Thanks,
      > Jonathan
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