30519Re: [midatlanticretro] Possible CDC 9747 drive for trade
- May 8, 2013On 05/08/2013 07:40 PM, Mr Ian Primus wrote:
>> I just acquired a Control Data 9747 removable pack drive. I am almostIt took four people about four hours to get my 9766 down two flights of
>> 100% sure this drive has never been used. It is still in its shipping
>> box but off its pallet so it can be wheeled around. Its a monster that
>> takes 11 disk platter packs. I have 1 pack for it. From what I have
>> found I think it is around 74 vintage? The platter well is not marked at
>> all and the insides are beautiful. The foam has disintegrated though on
>> the panels.
> I guess this is a new one on me. I thought I knew the CDC drives pretty
> well, but I'm not familiar with the 9747. Is it a standard SMD interface,
> or was it something custom? From the description, it sounds like the
> venerable 9766 (11 platter disk packs and disintegrating foam). And from
> what I know of the 9766, it is amazingly heavy. And, if you made the
> mistake of wheeling it into a minivan from a loading dock, you'll have all
> kinds of fun getting it out, later, without one. Ask me how I know this.
stairs last year. I don't shy away from moving very many things (I have two
single-rack computers here that each weigh in excess of a ton), but another
9766 not on a ground floor, without suitable big moving equipment and an
elevator, would give me pause.
Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
New Kensington, PA
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