Maxtor full-height 5.25" drives of death

Richard Cini rich.cini at
Thu Feb 22 07:23:33 CST 2018

		I have a Quantum Q540 (36mb; labeled RD-52) that works perfectly. I love the sound of the spin-up on those drives. 


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On Thu, Feb 22, 2018 at 8:17 AM -0500, "Ulrich Tagge via cctalk" <cctalk at> wrote:

/Here is my list. 6x RD54 (Maxtor XT2190) >2x OK, 2x Media Error, 1x 
Actuator Issue, 1x Head issue 3x RD53 (Micropolis 1325) >2x Actuator 
issue, 1x actuator issue followed by spinning issue (speed sensor?) 4x 
Seagate ST251 >4x OK 3x Seagete ST225 >3x OK 3x IBM Type 068 >3x Dead On 
the 3.5" side I have also many dead drives (<1GB capacity). Mostly 
sticky actuators and dead tantalum caps, but by now nothing I was not 
able to repair. Many Greetings Ulrich /
>>A tangential question out of curiosity: 
>>who here has 5.25" MFM drives they're 
>>extremely surprised are still working, 
>>and which model(s)?
>>- John

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