CDC Sabre 8" SMD blues
pete at petelancashire.com
Thu Jan 28 15:58:58 CST 2016
>I have experience with only 2 different types of SMD drives: Fujitsu
Eagles and CDC-9766.
Both good drives. Eagles had one issue .. NOISE !!!
On Thu, Jan 28, 2016 at 1:04 PM, Guy Sotomayor <ggs at shiresoft.com> wrote:
> > On Jan 28, 2016, at 12:52 PM, Ian Finder <ian.finder at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi folks,
> > I recently picked up a Symbolics system built around an 8" Control
> Data Corp. Sabre hard drive.
> > Some files read when I show the FEP directory listing but many
> show as "Error reading file header, wrong pkid read" which I assume is some
> sort of FEP FS integrity check.
> > In short, the drive becomes ready and much of the data appears
> still there, but I have some brand of consistent read errors that preclude
> the machine from booting.
> > It's not a software issue as the machine was deinstalled in a
> working condition.
> > Anyone familiar with these terrible drives? Am I totally up the
> creek? I tried a couple different orientations.
> Too bad. They were the only other option on the G-Machines vs ST-506.
> I have experience with only 2 different types of SMD drives: Fujitsu
> Eagles and CDC-9766.
> TTFN - Guy
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