HDDs (was Re: PowerUser external SCSI HD)

From: Philip Pemberton <philpem_at_dsl.pipex.com>
Date: Thu Aug 22 02:26:00 2002

Geoff Reed wrote:
> At 09:59 PM 8/21/02 +0100, you wrote:
>> Anyone ever heard of a now-defunct drive maker called Kalok
> Yup, wasn't that formed by some former Seagate techs?
I don't know if that's true, but I know they had a particularly nasty
reliability rating. I remember reading somewhere about a store that sold the
Kalok drives. After numerous returns, they discontinued them. A customer
walks in and buys their last one. The store insists on soak-testing it for a
few weeks. It survives. Two days later the customer comes back, drive in
hand. Said drive was dead.
I can vouch for the nasty reliability - I know of a school that had a few
Acorn Archimedes machines with Kalok hard drives fitted (Octagon series
IIRC, Acorn ST506 controller). They all died after six months. And I thought
Toshiba's 2.5" drives were bad...

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