Curtis H. Wilbar Jr.
rescue at hawkmountain.net
Fri Apr 6 19:50:19 CDT 2007
> I need or should use a MFM drive. I know the RLL drives used a better
> recording surface to get more data in the same size but the controller
> is a MFM st506 from a Cromemco 250 system so it only knows MFM. I
> guess I could use a RLL drive and low level format it but I don't
> remember if that caused problems or not. Thanks
While I've never done it, I'd imagine this would be OK. I know people who
formatted MFM drives with RLL controllers. Most worked OK.. but I think
some had problems longer term.
> Chuck Guzis wrote:
>> On 5 Apr 2007 at 16:48, info wrote:
>>> Does anyone know of a place to get a ST506 MFM drive? I have googled
>>> but can't seem to located a new or pulled drive. I would one that is
>>> 40Meg or larger. Thanks
>> I'm confused. Do you mean a drive with an ST412 interface and not
>> an actual ST506 (5MB unbuffered seek) drive? There should be some of
>> those kicking around, surely.
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