For pickup: VAX-11/750 and RK07
mcguire at neurotica.com
Thu Jun 4 15:27:14 CDT 2009
On Jun 4, 2009, at 3:52 PM, Ethan Dicks wrote:
> Indeed. 15 years ago, I was able to save the 11/750 from work, but
> could not find room for a pair of RK07s and a pickup-truck-load of
> RK07 cartridges. Those were good drives - easy to repair, decent
> amount of storage for the day, fast. Just don't get your fingers
> behind the ears on the voice coil during a power-down - those heads
> snap back *fast*! (when the NiCd pack is good, that is).
*SLAM!* Yes, I nearly got my finger caught in one of those.
It's a shame you weren't able to grab those RK07s. They're pretty
thin on the ground nowadays. I agree that they're really, really
> Someone just got a fun little system to play with. Hopefully we'll
> hear what it's running and how it's loaded before too long.
Did it go to someone here? If not, perhaps that person should be
invited to join.
That said...I've been sorta halfway thinking of starting a VAX-11
"registry" of sorts, as there aren't huge numbers of those machines
left. They're not super-rare, I know, but there seem to be far fewer
of them than, say, Kaypros.
Port Charlotte, FL
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