CDC Sabre 8" SMD blues
ggs at shiresoft.com
Thu Jan 28 15:04:53 CST 2016
> On Jan 28, 2016, at 12:52 PM, Ian Finder <ian.finder at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi folks,
> I recently picked up a Symbolics system built around an 8" Control Data Corp. Sabre hard drive.
> Some files read when I show the FEP directory listing but many show as "Error reading file header, wrong pkid read" which I assume is some sort of FEP FS integrity check.
> In short, the drive becomes ready and much of the data appears still there, but I have some brand of consistent read errors that preclude the machine from booting.
> It's not a software issue as the machine was deinstalled in a working condition.
> Anyone familiar with these terrible drives? Am I totally up the creek? I tried a couple different orientations.
Too bad. They were the only other option on the G-Machines vs ST-506.
I have experience with only 2 different types of SMD drives: Fujitsu Eagles and CDC-9766.
TTFN - Guy
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