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Quiz: what's in a Xerox x973 Dual 8" drive?

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  • B Degnan
    Quiz: what drives are in a Xerox x973 Dual 8 drive? A) Shugart 801 B) Mitsubishi M2896 C) Tandon 848-2 bd
    Message 1 of 4 , Feb 27, 2009
      Quiz: what drives are in a Xerox x973 Dual 8" drive?

      A) Shugart 801
      B) Mitsubishi M2896
      C) Tandon 848-2

      bd
    • Bill Sudbrink
      In my experience: D) None of the above The three I rescued from scrappers all had SA851s. ... From: midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com
      Message 2 of 4 , Feb 28, 2009
        In my experience:
         
        D) None of the above
         
        The three I rescued from scrappers all had SA851s.
        -----Original Message-----
        From: midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com [mailto:midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com]On Behalf Of B Degnan
        Sent: Friday, February 27, 2009 11:27 PM
        To: midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com
        Subject: [midatlanticretro] Quiz: what's in a Xerox x973 Dual 8" drive?

        Quiz: what drives are in a Xerox x973 Dual 8" drive?

        A) Shugart 801
        B) Mitsubishi M2896
        C) Tandon 848-2

        bd
      • Dan Roganti
        I noticed that the Xerox 820 supports SSDD and DSDD drives. I say all 3 are possible even some are HH drives =Dan [ = http://www2.applegate.org/~ragooman/ ] B
        Message 3 of 4 , Feb 28, 2009

          I noticed that the Xerox 820 supports SSDD and DSDD drives.
          I say all 3 are possible
          even some are HH drives

          =Dan
          [ = http://www2.applegate.org/~ragooman/   ]


          B Degnan wrote:
          Quiz: what drives are in a Xerox x973 Dual 8" drive?

          A) Shugart 801
          B) Mitsubishi M2896
          C) Tandon 848-2

          bd

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        • B Degnan
          The unit I cleaned last night: http://vintagecomputer.net/browse_thread.cfm?id=226 ..has Shugart 801 s. When I bought this drive on Ebay, I thought I was
          Message 4 of 4 , Feb 28, 2009
            The unit I cleaned last night:
            http://vintagecomputer.net/browse_thread.cfm?id=226
            ..has Shugart 801's.


            When I bought this drive on Ebay, I thought I was getting a twin 5 1/4"
            drive, and it was too late to retract my bid so I was stuck with them.
            Jeff Jonas gave me a bunch of 5 1/4" disks to archive on the Xerox 820
            and that is why I got the drive. Anyway, as is my procedure I took
            apart the enclosure upon receipt and cleaned it. Assuming they work,
            worst case is now I have two spare 801's for my Lobo twin 8"

            Now that I have started investigating the situation, I am thinking that
            SA400's with the proper cable will work for the Xerox 5 1/4" disks,
            there's nothing special about the Xerox drives. I should have
            something someplace to interface. I also have to do more research. I
            am just getting started with this project.

            I have added a number of new posts to vintagecomputer.net in the blog
            section, fyi. Check out the Heathkit EC-1
            http://vintagecomputer.net/discuss_issues.cfm

            Bill

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            > In my experience:
            > D) None of the above
            > The three I rescued from scrappers all had SA851s.
            >
            > -----Original Message-----
            > *From:* midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com
            > [mailto:midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com]*On Behalf Of *B Degnan
            > *Sent:* Friday, February 27, 2009 11:27 PM
            > *To:* midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com
            > *Subject:* [midatlanticretro] Quiz: what's in a Xerox x973 Dual 8"
            > drive?
            >
            > Quiz: what drives are in a Xerox x973 Dual 8" drive?
            >
            > A) Shugart 801
            > B) Mitsubishi M2896
            > C) Tandon 848-2
            >
            > bd
            >
            >
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            >
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