BASF (Was: SCSI to IDE bridges...
John C. Ellingboe
john at guntersville.net
Thu Sep 25 22:08:10 CDT 2008
Jules Richardson wrote:
> Fred Cisin wrote:
>> On Fri, 26 Sep 2008, Alexander Schreiber wrote:
>>> Exactly. I dealt with the 3.5" HD stuff. I avoided BASF wherever
>>> possible because the disks were so amazingly crappy. Unfortunately, the
>>> competition wasn't much better.
>> Anybody else remember the 2/3 height 5.25" drives that BASF peddled in
>> 1979? High DOA rate.
> Hmm, vaguely.
> Now who was it that did those slimline 5.25" drives (slightly less than
> 1/2 height) with the eject button (rather than handle) on the front? My
> brain's trying to tell me those are BASF too*, but I could be wrong. I
> know I have some in storage back in the UK, and they're not very
> reliable either.
> * Although maybe they're Epson; the system manufacturer that they came
> from were as fond of Epson as they were BASF...
> (Oh, and don't get me started on BASF ST506/412 hard drives - bleh!)
Cannon advertised/sold a drive that would match the slimline description
you provided. It seems like I have several of them somewhere around here.
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