What are these for? 24 Mb disks

From: Patrick Finnegan <pat_at_computer-refuge.org>
Date: Sat Jan 10 03:19:00 2004

On Wednesday 07 January 2004 19:55, Joe wrote:
> 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.

I'd prefer if someone with one of those drives got the disk : ) but if
one doesn't show up in the next few days, I'll send that to you

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Information Technology at Purdue
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Received on Sat Jan 10 2004 - 03:19:00 GMT

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