Whats the screwiest thing you collect?

From: Al Kossow <aek_at_spies.com>
Date: Sat Nov 27 13:23:04 1999

> Something I've been wondering about. These boards look to have been used
> to convert ESDI to SCSI for stuff like Apollo's and Sun's. Could they be
> used to convert a SCSI drive to work on an ESDI controller?

This is actually a subset of a much more interesting general problem, using
modern storage devices as substitutes for older ones. This is a serious issue
for systems that use 'washing machine' disc drives (pre-SMDs, like Trident or
Memorex interfaces) where, unless you were REALLY careful, you'd end up with
a big pile of crashed heads and aluminum dust the first time you spun up a
disc drive that has been sitting in some warehouse for 20+ years.

I have several dozen 80 and 300 meg disc packs that I've had for over 10 years
now that I'm scared to put into a drive, for fear of losing everything that's
on them...

The past month or so, I started calling all the old 'data recovery' places, and
even THEY threw out the equipment to fly a head over these old packs..
Received on Sat Nov 27 1999 - 13:23:04 GMT

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