33037Re: [midatlanticretro] Help identifying MFM drive
- Oct 30, 2013On Thu, 31 Oct 2013, Dave McGuire wrote:
>Based upon the warranty label being broken, I doubt I was the first to
> Well regardless of what it is, it's not going to work for much longer,
> having been opened to air like that.
It may have not even worked before.
> Kind looks like it might be a Rodime, but could be CMI.It's looking like CMI from a quick googling, but I could be wrong.
> Keep in mind that, "formatting these for a PDP-11" can mean manyCan an RQDX3? I don't even quite know the geometries of this.
> different things, depending on what controller you're using. Some
> controllers, notably the DEC RQDX1 and RQDX2, cannot use drives of
> arbitrary geometries. (at least from what I can remember)
Regardless, I'm out a whole $10. No big deal...I can track down an
ST-225. It'll cost me more than $10, though. ;)
> On 10/30/2013 08:41 PM, Cory Smelosky wrote:
>> Hello all,
>> I'm looking in to a 20M drive I got on ebay for a whole $10. (not counting
>> I need a little help identifying it...it seems to be CMI, unfortunately
>> which hurts my plans for it a bit.
>> Anyone have any experience with formatting these for a PDP-11? I'm
>> assuming they're not even close to being compatible with an RD31 and that
>> XXDP would need patched? (I need proper C/H/S info...I didn't get any)
>> Alternatively, anyone want to trade this for an RD31/ST-225 if I can't
>> make it work?
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