Looking for IMI 5018 MFM drive

Steven Hirsch 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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