29629Re: [midatlanticretro] Re: RL01 drives, worthwhile?
- Mar 12, 2013On 03/12/2013 10:04 PM, joshbensadon wrote:
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, William Donzelli <wdonzelli@...> wrote:Yes, DO NOT do this to RL disk packs.
>> 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.
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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