RLL vs. MFM

Eric Smith eric at brouhaha.com
Wed Mar 9 13:30:52 CST 2005


Geoff wrote:
> i used to get burnt up 225's for free from a local shop and replace the
> amplifier chip on them (think it was an amp, i don't remember for certain
> anymore)  the chip just cuoldn't handle the higher frequency and datarate
> that the drive was subjected to if run RLL, heck they chips fried
> themselves eventually if you ran them MFM,

They did that whether you used RLL or MFM.  The data format/rate was not
the issue.

Eric




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