Anybody has Control Data (CDC) disk packs for 841 and 844 disk drives to spare with?

Rob Jarratt robert.jarratt at ntlworld.com
Sun Jun 4 16:11:40 CDT 2017



> -----Original Message-----
> From: cctalk [mailto:cctalk-bounces at classiccmp.org] On Behalf Of jim
> stephens via cctalk
> Sent: 04 June 2017 21:41
> To: Chuck Guzis via cctalk <cctalk at classiccmp.org>
> Subject: Re: Anybody has Control Data (CDC) disk packs for 841 and 844 disk
> drives to spare with?
> 
> 
> 
> On 6/4/2017 12:02 PM, Chuck Guzis via cctalk wrote:
> > It doesn't even have to be poorly stored.
> I moved a system with 4 300mb memorex 10 (or so) platter drives eons ago,
> which had been running for a year or more.  After setup and service it ran 2
> hours before eating one of the drives.  That was and is the last time I'll ever run
> drives w/o sealed HDAs.
> 
> Hate so much of the old stuff we mess with needs removable platter drives to
> run.  Had no patience then, even less now.
> 
> I'll take emulated drives or whatever attached to the artifact systems any time,
> vs. running original disks subsystems.  It's good that the work to get the
> replacements going is being done now while the people still familiar with the
> OSs are still around or people who can do that, as of course doing it later if one
> wants to restore and run systems like that further down the road will make it
> much harder to do.
> 


In my case this is not with the intention of running anything, I don't have an ICL 1905E (!). All I want to do is recover the data on the disk as it may contain what is possibly the only copy anywhere of an operating system that was built at Manchester University.

Regards

Rob



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