{WAS} Re: anyone ... {is} 300mb head crashes, and Western Dynex acquired

From: Curt vendel <curt_at_atarimuseum.com>
Date: Tue Oct 7 22:13:17 2003

I've heard the very same thing and I've been picking up a lot of spare
equipment, filters, tools, an alignment pak and I'm borrowing a meter that a
former tech says will help to ensure proper alignment of the heads, so yeah
I've heard this is a major undertaking with a LOT of before hand setup time,
I've been searching for 5+ months for one of these and I'm willing to put in
the needed time to get it up and running so I can access over a dozen disks
I have with data on them.


----- Original Message -----
From: "jim" <jwstephens_at_msm.umr.edu>
To: "General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts"
Sent: Tuesday, October 07, 2003 11:02 PM
Subject: {WAS} Re: anyone ... {is} 300mb head crashes,and Western Dynex

> I hate to be a poop, but I would imagine that if you loaded and tried
> to run this, you'ed end up with slag.
> I had several 300's and they are very sensitive to contamination. If
> you have a pack inspection and cleaning system or portable version,
> and the cleaning materials, you probably could get a pack up to shape
> not to crash all the heads.
> I would want a lot of heads available just in case of disaster too,
> as it was not if but when as to the problem of crashes.
> these are wonderful machines to have, but I am torn about how
> to use them given the fact that they are like fine wristwatches,
> which have to work perfectly at 1700 rpm or so, and do that
> indefinitely.
> I probably had some HEPA filters, but doubt they have survived
> my moves, sad to say.
> I am doing a massive move right now and will hold on to what I
> have and post the numbers if anyone is interested.
> I did find and purchase a western dynex 5 over 5 model 6000,
> which I just got posession of today from a DRMO auction. They
> are 4 heads instead of 10 or 20, and the media is much easier (and
> less of it) to clean. Hopefully it will be functional to run on a
> Microdata system I have in stock, looking for a drive to run on it.
> Thanks to whoever posted the recent note about a DRMO auction
> as I found this drive while surfing the auctions around that posting.
> Jim
> Keys wrote:
> > That was a nice one and I hope to get one someday.
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Jay West" <jwest_at_classiccmp.org>
> > To: <cctalk_at_classiccmp.org>
> > Sent: Tuesday, October 07, 2003 9:00 PM
> > Subject: anyone notice this gorgeous piece?
> >
> > >
> >
> > >
> > > CDC 97xx disc drive. Looks very clean.
> > >
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