Maxtor full-height 5.25" drives of death
robert.jarratt at ntlworld.com
Fri Feb 9 02:34:09 CST 2018
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> From: cctalk [mailto:cctalk-bounces at classiccmp.org] On Behalf Of emanuel
> stiebler via cctalk
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> To: Ian <ian.finder at gmail.com>; General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic
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> Subject: Re: Maxtor full-height 5.25" drives of death
> On 2018-02-08 21:05, Ian via cctalk wrote:
> > On Feb 8, 2018, at 11:03, Tom Gardner via cctalk <cctalk at classiccmp.org>
> >> XT2190 was first produced in 3Q 1984 and last produced in 1989 which gives
> yours a remarkable life span and well beyond the them at most 5 year
> >> Be thankful they lasted this long.
> > Good point.
> > The lisp machines I’ve been using the drives with are way past their prime
> too- pushing 34+ years outside of their warranty.
> > I think next time one fails, instead of trying to understand the problem and
> repair it so it can last another 30, I’ll just be thankful it lasted this long, gold
> scrap the boards, and build a gaming PC out of the case.
> I thought there are some MFM drive emulators out there by now?
Indeed there are. I use the one designed by David Gesswein, it is great. However I think the OP was talking about ESDI as well. I don't know how ESDI differs from MFM.
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