ST506 / ST412 - never see any 3 1/2"?
Mr Ian Primus
ian_primus at yahoo.com
Wed Apr 25 07:14:21 CDT 2007
--- Segin <segin2005 at gmail.com> wrote:
> M H Stein wrote:
> > Date: Fri, 6 Apr 2007 20:20:24 -0700 (PDT)
> > From: Mr Ian Primus <ian_primus at yahoo.com>
> > Subject: Re: ST506 / ST412 - never see any 3 1/2"?
> >> Most were unreliable, Miniscribe comes to mind.
> > Hehe - Don't forget the wonderful Kalok
> > Octa-went.
> > Ah, yes, Kalok; a name that evokes many memories,
> none pleasant...
> > (although in my experience the Miniscribes weren't
> _too_ bad)
> I have one of those kalok drives, along with an
> unidentified board --
> how do I go about using it? I have some Pentium 3
> machines I could put
> it in, but I was wondering how exactly do I go about
> getting it to work.
Well, first, in getting a Kalok drive to work, you'll
need a miracle... The unidentified board you have - is
it perhaps, a controller board? What Kalok drive do
you have? Some were actually IDE, some SCSI, most that
I have seen have been MFM. A lot depends on the
interface. I have had luck running an MFM drive on a
modern PC by way of using the controller card and
disabling the motherboard's onboard IDE controller,
and ensuring that the motherboard allows the BIOS of
other cards to operate.
Are you trying to recover data off this drive?
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