Interesting drive failure...
snhirsch at gmail.com
Thu Apr 23 16:32:27 CDT 2015
On Thu, 23 Apr 2015, Chuck Guzis wrote:
> On 04/23/2015 08:05 AM, Fred Cisin wrote:
>> On many drives, orientation certainly can have an effect. What
>> orientation was it previously used in?
> I'm reminded of the early IMI "shoebox" drives (shoebox, I guess if you had
> size 21 feet). I think that they were mostly used by Corvus--clear tinted
> plastic top with a voice-coil positioner.
I have one of these. It's big, heavy beast.
> If you lifted the front end of these things about an inch off horizontal,
> they'd cease to work--the positioner didn't have the moxie to overcome the
> force of gravity and would respond with sort of a squealing retry as it tried
> to push the heads uphill.
Alas, mine arrived non-functional and has remained that way due to a
serious lack of time to devote to troubleshooting.
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