HP-IB Mass Storage Emulation (Help)

From: Joe <rigdonj_at_cfl.rr.com>
Date: Mon Feb 17 09:43:15 2003

At 09:01 AM 2/17/03 -0500, Bob Shannon wrote:

>Also HPIB disks are VERY common, and also VERY reliable. Ask on this
>listy and you will hear stories of
>CS/80 drives from HP being underwater, thrown into dumpsters, and other
>suffering forms of abuse without
>any problems at all.

 Bob isn't joking. The first HP-IB dirve that I bought was sitting in plastic tote bin half full of water. The drive was 2/3 covered but I bought it anyway (a whopping $2!). I dried it out for a couple of days and plugged it into a 9000 220 and it booted right up! Since then I've found that that's pretty normal with the HP stuff. I've bought plenty of it that has been underwater, dropped down oil wells (HP-15C) , left sitting in fields in the weather for months, thrown out of four story windows into onto pavement and just about any other abuse that you can think of and most of it worked. I love the quality of the older HP stuff!

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