Win 3.0

From: Mike Allison <>
Date: Sun Feb 1 19:57:54 1998

I used a Micropolis 60 Meg from 1988 to 1992 or so as my main drive.

I still use it in a couple of machines when I need to do 8086/80286
stuff and don't have a drive.

I think it's fast and reliable for its vintage. Never had a problem,
UNLESS, you try to PARK the drives, in which case you can get them
interminably stuck....

Don't "Park" these later drives, they park all by themselves...


Barry Peterson wrote:
> On Fri, 30 Jan 1998 17:17:51 -0500, you said:
> >Barry Peterson wrote:
> >>
> >> I sold a drive (IIRC, a micropolis 85MB) that would spool up and then
> >> do a couple of "ching-chings" and worked fine. I tested the livin'
> >> daylights out of it; no problems, but many folks told me and the
> >> fellow I sold it to that it would die immediately.
> >
> >So how long has the guy you sold it to been using it? (I've had bad
> >luck with the Micropolis 40MB drives in some AT&T 3B1s).
> I had it for >3 years, he had it for two more, now his grandson has
> it... So far, so good.
> _______________
> Barry Peterson
> Husband to Diane, Father to Doug,
> Grandfather to Zoe and Tegan.
Received on Sun Feb 01 1998 - 19:57:54 GMT

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