Classic Computer Rescue Squad

From: William Donzelli <>
Date: Fri Nov 14 20:23:45 1997

> Most removable pack drives go through a "purge" cycle before loading
> the heads. The idea is to blow enough air through to pick up any specks
> of dust that were in the pack or got into the drive while loading.

Quite a few years ago, I scrapped out a big drive that had an arm with
very fine brushes that would sweep the platters just after the thing came
to speed.

William Donzelli
Received on Fri Nov 14 1997 - 20:23:45 GMT

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