know where I can get a 800k drive for a mac SE?

Eric J Korpela korpela at
Fri Jul 18 17:43:59 CDT 2008

On Thu, Jul 17, 2008 at 8:16 PM, Tony Duell <ard at> wrote:
> If you carefully move the heads towards the spindle with the machine
> turned off (you can tilt the head assembly to free it from the
> leadscrew), do they go back to cylinder 0 when you turn the machine on
> and/or insert a disk (I am not sure when an Apple would do this)?

If I can make any judgments based upon the speed of a typical 800k Mac
drive and noise coming from it, I think they go back to cylinder zero
between each sector read.

(It's a joke, but the noise of a Mac drive IS pretty distinctive.)

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