Looking for IMI 5018 MFM drive
snhirsch at gmail.com
Fri Jun 12 21:00:11 CDT 2009
On Thu, 11 Jun 2009, M H Stein 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.
> The 5018 was available with both the 34 pin IMI interface as well as ST-506;
> I assume you're looking for ST-506. If you *really* can't use anything else I
> have a few with the IMI interface; the only difference is the top board, so if
> yours is OK then no problem.
I dropped you a note, but suspect it went into the bit bucket. Can you
contact me off-list so we can discuss this?
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