Non-512-byte sector drive cloning?

Cory Smelosky b4 at
Wed Feb 11 17:20:58 CST 2015

On Wed, 11 Feb 2015, Eric Smith wrote:

> On Wed, Feb 11, 2015 at 3:16 PM, Cory Smelosky <b4 at> wrote:
>> On Wed, 11 Feb 2015, Al Kossow wrote:
>>> Are they common command set drives?
>> Should be.  I don't believe CompuServe did anything too silly.
> I don't have any special insight into it, but wouldn't it have been a
> matter of whether Systems Concepts did anything too silly? Surely
> Compuserve must have purchased whatever kind of drives SC specified
> for use with the SC40, even when Compuserve built the machines
> themselves.


> SC certainly wasn't a large enough purchaser of disk drives that any
> of the mainstream disk manufacturers would have built anything
> particularly special for them.  However, there were a lot of standard
> SCSI drives that could be formatted with a user-specified block size.
> Some allowed arbitrary size within a range, while others only had a
> few specific choices.

Looks like an HP C2247.

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