NeXT MO disks

From: Mark Tapley <>
Date: Tue Feb 27 11:57:32 2001

Mark wrote:
>Date: Tue, 27 Feb 2001 00:22:02 +0000
>From: Mark <>
>Subject: NeXT MO disks
>I know NeXT MO disks are single-sided, commonly quoted as having a capacity of

I have heard of (but not seen) dual-sided NeXT MO disks. 256MB/side, total
512MB, but you have to eject it and physically turn it over to access the
other side. I never understood why those existed until now.

>What I would like to know is: can the Diskfile 5001S (and Canofile document
>imaging systems) read and/or write NeXT MO disks?

Interesting question!

>Does anyone have a NeXT MO disk which I can borrow?

Probably. I definitely have some "bad" disks which my OD can't read, which
you can have (and may be able to resurrect with dd or whatever). I may also
have a "good" disk not in use at the moment, which I can lend you for
experimentation. I'll sort through my pile of OD's and see which I can

>If the 5001S
>drive is compatible with NeXT disks, it could be useful for people who have
>NeXT disks but no working NeXT MO drive.

;-) I like to think I could be useful to such people too. Either by
describing how to clean the dirt out of their MO drive (which is often all
it needs) or by properly dispositioning their unwanted disks... ;-)
                                                        - Mark
Received on Tue Feb 27 2001 - 11:57:32 GMT

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