Looking for IMI 5018 MFM drive
snhirsch at gmail.com
Wed Jun 10 17:40:19 CDT 2009
On Wed, 10 Jun 2009, Fred Cisin wrote:
> On Tue, 9 Jun 2009, Steven Hirsch wrote:
>> Title says it. Need to replace the drive mechanism in one of my Corvus
>> flat-cable drives. Firmware expects 6-heads and 306 cylinders and gets
>> boggled by anything larger, unfortunately.
>> Could also probably work with Seagate ST419 or Rodime RO203, which are the
>> only other drives I've found with the same geometry.
> There were a few more "15 meg" drives with that structure.
> Sure that you can't fool it into ignoring a few heads or cylinders with a
> 8 x 306 or 6 x 600? 20 and 30 Meg are a little easier to find.
I've tried, trust me. Would likely require disassembly and patching of
the controller EPROM. I'll attempt that if all else fails.
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