Did I get an RL01 pack instead of RL02?
ard at p850ug1.demon.co.uk
Sat Oct 27 17:53:08 CDT 2007
> >But given what you said, it could be that all the packs, including the
> >DEC ones have been bluk-erased :-(
> I wish you hadn't said that :P
> Only way to find out is to try it when the replacement arrives.
> Meanwhile I also looked at the platter hub. The DEC cartridge has
> 40 slots evenly spaced around its circumference, whereas this
> Memorex pack has only 8, one of which is a "double", presumably
YEs, the DEC packs are 40 sectors. 8 sectors (you're right about the
double slot being the index pulse, this was used on many other drives,
including the RK05, and indeed hard-sectored floppies) sounds rather too
few, but anyway.
> for indexing. As the RL drive uses a reluctor pickup on this area
> to sense disk rotational speed (among other things), there is no
I beelive it's also used to get the servo system to start looking for the
> way the Memorex would have ever worked in an RL...
> >There is no way to rewrite the servo information using a normal RL drive.
> Is there anyone out there who has hardware capable of reformatting
> these packs i.e. rewriting servo tracks?
I very much dout it, ut it would eb a fun project to try...
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