another drive replacement mfr

From: Nick Oliviero <>
Date: Fri Feb 6 01:52:36 2004

On Thu, 5 Feb 2004 17:27:55 -0800
  "Zane H. Healy" <> wrote:
>>I see Wilson Labs, who used to sell disk and drive testers,
>>is in the disk replacement biz now.
>Anyone have any idea how much their WBC 512 is? A MFM replacement
>disk would be cool!
> Zane
Dunno about the MFM boxes, but we bought the RK05 replacement
WBC3000's for the 11/45s at my workplace about 5 years ago.
Try $3500, each.

They consist of a single interface board and an internal SCSI
removable drive. Initially came with Syquests which proceeded
to die on a regular basis. Wilson then replaced them with
Zip100's and they've been fairly reliable since.

A single Zip cart in our units is formatted to emulate 22 rk05's,
well below the Zip's capacity.

The drawback is that they are switch addressable, i.e: the wilson
box is seen as a single entity on the RK11 chain and only the
selected partition is accessible.

Whew. Long-winded response, sorry. I was bored.

-nick o
Received on Fri Feb 06 2004 - 01:52:36 GMT

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