hachti at hachti.de
Wed Apr 7 18:26:48 CDT 2010
> If I foudn a box of old floppies, I would want to open them and at least
> look at the surfaces before deciding whether to buy them.
I wouldn't buy them :P
> How would you feel about a NIB QIC tape? WOuld you assume the belt was
> still good, and that it hadn't stuck to the tape and was going to pull
> the oxide off? Becuase I sure wouldn't. How would you feel about a NIB
> HP97 calculator. Would you assume the card reader roller needed replacing?
Yes and yes and yes. But this is a disk pack! I've not yet heard of it getting flaky or gooey...
> As somebody who uses these old machines and peripherals, I would want a
> pack that I could use, not something to look nice on the shelf. So yes, I
> would prefer something that was tested to something that was NIB.
Ok, next time I offer a used - and tested - pack.
> Mind you, I have plenty of 12 sectore RK05 packs already... And a couple
> of alignment packs.
A couple of alignment packs? I have none :-( And I'm just fighting against some rk05 drives. Have a
F drive hooked up to a pdp8/e. That servo system adjustments and problems around that keep me
unhappy... Anyone an idea about incomplete head retraction? If I won't find a solution, I'll post
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