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RE: [midatlanticretro] MFM Hard Drives

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  • Mike Loewen
    ... Good advice. I thought I had a winner with an ST-4038, but it starts to throw lots of errors after it s been running for a while. I have one more ST-4038
    Message 1 of 7 , Jun 1, 2010
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      On Tue, 1 Jun 2010, Kelly D. Leavitt wrote:

      > Two tips:
      > 1) With the internal controller, ALWAYS park the drive. They last much longer that way. There is a flag to have the kernal auto park. Turn it on.
      >
      > 2) If you have a drive with more than 8 heads, you can still use it. These drives seem to be much more reliable. Just cover PIN 2 of the controll connector (the 34 pin connector) with tape, or sever the trace to it. This is head 8 select, or Reduced Write Current on older drives.

      Good advice. I thought I had a winner with an ST-4038, but it starts
      to throw lots of errors after it's been running for a while. I have one
      more ST-4038 to try, and a ST-4096 (9 heads).


      Mike Loewen mloewen@...
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