5.25" drive identification

From: Don Maslin <donm_at_cts.com>
Date: Sun Apr 20 21:11:01 2003

On Sun, 20 Apr 2003, Jeffrey S. Worley wrote:

> I guess you missed the irony.

I think it may have been mutual, Jeff.
                                                - don

> Yes. It is rudimentary and almost totally useless. If you've handled
> as many hundreds of drives as I have, you'd know that color, shape,
> size, door-type, whatever, has no bearing.
> I mean, you can guess from experience and be right more often than not,
> but if a customer called me by phone and described a drive, I wouldn't
> venture to say 40 or 80 track, high or regular density etc without
> testing the drive myself. Barring a test, a model number would be the
> only other way I'd swear to a drive's capacity.
> Regards,
> Jeff
Received on Sun Apr 20 2003 - 21:11:01 BST

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