need some advice on some VAX boards ...

From: Dave McGuire <>
Date: Fri Oct 5 12:37:08 2001

On October 5, Brian Knittel wrote:
> > I believe the first voice-coil drvie in that family was the ST-4096,
> > but I'm not positive of that. That was one nice drive.
> A nice drive? You must have gotten the one that worked. I ran
> into 5 or 6 of them, and after a couple of months, every one of
> them failed, as did their warranty replacements. I only found
> one that ended up being useful for several years (as a door stop).
> They sounded like chain saws.

  Hmm, interesting. I installed about two dozen of them in customer
machines with no problems. They were all relatively close together
time-wise; I suppose I got lucky and scored a batch from a good
production run.


Dave McGuire
Laurel, MD
Received on Fri Oct 05 2001 - 12:37:08 BST

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