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29629Re: [midatlanticretro] Re: RL01 drives, worthwhile?

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  • Dave McGuire
    Mar 12, 2013
      On 03/12/2013 10:04 PM, joshbensadon wrote:
      > --- In midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com, William Donzelli <wdonzelli@...> wrote:
      >> Just a friendly reminder to anyone that gets an RL01 drive working -
      >> all of the RL01 packs from the Rockland County machine need to be
      >> wiped of any and all user data. It is part of the agreement MARCH made
      >> for the donation.
      > A de-magnetizer can wipe the data now.
      > The data, the format, the media...
      > Perhaps not such a good idea.

      Yes, DO NOT do this to RL disk packs.

      For the sake of future perusers of the archives: Degaussing an RL01 or
      RL02 disk pack DESTROYS THE PACK by erasing the embedded servo data.
      That servo data can be rewritten, but doing so requires equipment that
      essentially no longer exists.


      Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
      New Kensington, PA
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