Syquest 44Mb drives/discs (was Re: Scrapping Tektronix 4695)

From: Ethan Dicks <>
Date: Thu Oct 4 21:25:25 2001

--- John Foust <> wrote:
> At 08:26 PM 10/3/01 -0700, Ethan Dicks wrote:
> >Later, it was a Syquest 44Mb
> >drive. It was nice, but the carts cost so much that I never bought any
> >more; I just used it as an expensive 44Mb semi-fixed SCSI drive. :-(
> Hey, if you need a few Syquest drives or carts ... :-)

I did in 1992, but not now, really. I got it for my girlfriend's
Amiga to use with A-Max - ~50Mb used SCSI disks were >$100 at the
time (shortly thereafter, I was buying DEC RZ22s (50Mb) for $100, then
within a year, RZ23s (100Mb) for the same price - still got 'em; they
never went bad). I think I have two working SQ555s and about 5 carts.
Used to have it in a IBM-XT-style sidecar case. Now they sit on the
shelf. :-P One plan I had for them was if I ever got that SCSI board
for my PDP-8, 44Mb is much more than enough room for OS/8. Almost too
large, in fact.

Thanks for the offer, but no thanks.


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