RLL vs. MFM
ard at p850ug1.demon.co.uk
Tue Mar 8 16:57:20 CST 2005
> No you can't use a RLL with an MFM controller. Similar but not the same.
Sure you can.
If the interface is the same (most likely the ST506/ST412 interface
here), then you can use an RLL-capable drive with an MFM controller. You
won't be able to read what's on the drive, you'll have to low-level
format it, and you'll only get about 2/3s the stated capacity. But if
you're trying to replace a hard drive in some old machine with an MFM
controller and you happen to have an RLL-capable drive around, it'll work.
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