ST506 WTB:Micropolis 1325

Jeff Walther trag at
Thu Apr 5 23:54:18 CDT 2007

>Date: Thu, 5 Apr 2007 20:57:00 -0800
>From: "Zane H. Healy" <healyzh at>

>At 11:02 PM -0400 4/5/07, John Kourafas wrote:
>>Also looking for a Micropolis 1325 MFM Drive, 71/80MB , I've seen
>>both the ST506 and Mic. 1325 on eBay for like 600.00 which I think
>>is crazy...
>A Micropolis 1325 MFM drive is a DEC RD53.  The reason they go for so
>much is because there are systems still in commercial use that need
>these drives.

For what it's worth the ST506 was stock in some model of Packard Bell 
80286 machines.   So, if you run across any of those dinosaurs which 
have not been scrapped, crushed and melted, they could be a source.

Back in the early 90's I upgraded our data entry staff's computers 
with new guts and the ST506 is what I was pulling out of them.   If I 
had only known to hold on to the old drives...

Jeff Walther

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