MiniScribe 3438 --- HELLLP!!!!

From: Jason Willgruber <>
Date: Tue Mar 16 22:04:13 1999

I don't have a date on it. The only thing that I really know about it is
that it was pulled from a "TURBO-XT", manufactured by Wibles Computer
Corporation. The drive has a sticker on it that says

COMPUTRS, INC. (not a typo)
                    2736 (this is stamped on)

The XT was probably from around 85-89. It is identical to an IBM XT (even
has an IBM branded floppy), other than the badge saying "IBM" on the front,
it says "WIBLES".
                 -Jason Willgruber
                  ICQ#: 1730318
-----Original Message-----
From: <>
To: Discussion re-collecting of classic computers
Date: Tuesday, March 16, 1999 3:15 PM
Subject: Re: MiniScribe 3438 --- HELLLP!!!!
>Jason, the only thing I can find off hand states that the 3438 was a) a
>32.7mg drive.  615 cyls, 4 heads, 26 sectors, b)that it is a 32mg ST-506
>RLL and that it was 612 cyls(!!!).  The former was from Mueller's
>"Upgrading and Repairing PC's" and the latter was from Minasi's "PC Upgrade
>and Maintenance Guide".
>Nothing on jumper settings.  Do you have a date on the drive?  That might
>help me dig through my pile O' stuff.
>At 05:36 PM 3/16/99 -0800, Jason Willgruber wrote:
>>    Does anyone on this vast earth know the jumper settings for a
>>3438 hard drive???
>>I've searched EVERYWHERE, and found the following:
>>- It is either MFM or RLL
>>- It is either 32 or 22 MB
>>- It is either 5.25 HH or 3.5" FH.
>>Of the sites I've found, one says that it's RLL, another says it's MFM.
>>Another site says it's both.  Between the sites, one said it was 22 MB,
>>other two said 32.  One of the sites said that it was a 5.25" HH drive,
>>the last said that it was a FH 3.5" (is there even such a thing?).
>>Other than the fact that it's 5.25" HH, I know NOTHING (useful) about this
>>drive.  The jumper settings seem to have vanished, along with the physical
>>drive specs.
>>                 -Jason Willgruber
>>               (
>>                  ICQ#: 1730318
Received on Tue Mar 16 1999 - 22:04:13 GMT

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