should I take RM03's ?

From: Gunther Schadow <>
Date: Fri Apr 5 22:51:46 2002

Gooijen H wrote:

> Hi all.
> I need some advise.
> In 3 weeks time Edward and I drive to Italy (some 1100 km)
> to pick up several PDP-11/70 parts.
> I have the oppertunity to drag 2 RM03 massbus drives and
> some packs back home. ...
> Are they worth preserving? Or should I leave them where they are?
> Next to the 11/70 is looks great (IMHO) but I would love to hear
> some opinions from other collectors.

Absolutely! A nice collection really needs one of those drives
that look like top-loader laundry washers and have drums as big as
those. I just passed on one RP07 because it only was the size
of an American laundry washer but not a removable drum. I think
the RM03 comes closest to my romantic image of that top-loader.
I probably will never have one, but will stick to RA60s (I just
love RA disks and only need a 7x and a 60 to have the complete
series 60, 81, 82, 90, 92, 7x.) I already know where the RA60 will
go. Top-loader removables are just great and if you have a
truck and drive 1100 km for other stuff, by all means take
them too!!!


Gunther Schadow, M.D., Ph.D.          
Medical Information Scientist      Regenstrief Institute for Health Care
Adjunct Assistant Professor        Indiana University School of Medicine
Received on Fri Apr 05 2002 - 22:51:46 BST

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