MFM/RLL data recovery

Tom Peters tpeters at
Mon Apr 4 18:36:03 CDT 2005

At 02:57 PM 4/4/2005 -0700, you wrote:
> > On Mon, 2005-04-04 at 16:21 -0500, Ryan Underwood wrote:
> > > Now, I'm either doing something wrong or all these drives are dead.
> > > I am using a floppy cable with a twist in it and a 20-pin data cable.
>On Mon, 4 Apr 2005, Jules Richardson wrote:
> > I don't remember ever using a twisted cable with a hard disk, only with
> > floppy drive (and then only in the PC world). I think both control /
> > data cables should just be straight through.
>IBM used a twisted cable with their hard disks - in order to avoid having
>to explain "Drive Select" jumpers to their [Computerland level] dealers.
>The hard drive cable twist is NOT the same twist as for floppies!

Amen brother! Get a straight-thru cable and jumper the drive for DS0

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