What are these for? 24 Mb disks

From: Joe <rigdonj_at_cfl.rr.com>
Date: Wed Jan 7 18:55:47 2004

At 06:17 PM 1/7/04 -0500, Pat wrote:
>On Wednesday 07 January 2004 15:42, Joe wrote:
>> Another of today's finds. Two "Verbatim 24Mb High Capacity Flexible
>> Disk Servowritten and Verified 78 Sectors per Track 666 TPI". These
>> have a hard plastic shell with a shutter. I thought at first they
>> were MO disks but they're thinner plus the capacity is a lot less. I
>> haven't figured out how to release the shutter so I don't know what
>> the media looks like. One disk is label "Restricted Rights Encore
>> Computer Corporation". It used to have somehting typed on the label
>> but it's all faded now and it's too faint to read.
>> I've never seen these before. Does anyone know any more about them?
>> Joe
>Encore used to make terminal servers - called 'Annex' - which seem to be
>impossible to find boot images for. If you can find a way to read
>that disk, it probably has drivers if it's still intact. It'd be
>useful to me, amoung others I'm sure.
   OK then why don't you send me your address and I'll send you the disks.
You're more like to find a drive for them than I am. I found these with a
pile of gutted VME computers (but I didn't notice the brand name of the
computers). I don't know if they came from one of those computers or not
but the next time I go back there I'll look at them closer and see if the
drive might still be there. Hopefully the drive used a SCSI interface or
something standard. FWIW the *only* thing that I did find in the computers
was a PCI/VME adapter card made by Bit3.

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