DEC RK07 drive interface specs wanted

From: der Mouse <mouse_at_Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
Date: Mon May 17 05:02:59 2004

> On the demountable drives -- ones where the user is expected to
> interchange the pack -- the heads can be replaced in a normal
> workshop. The manuals warn you to keep things as clean as possible
> (and certainly not to smoke :-)), but you don't need a clean room.

That reminds me of once, some 15-20 years ago, when I was working as a
sysadmin. I happened to wander into the machine room while the field
circus[%] tech was doing a PM on our (removable-pack) disk drives. He
had the drive open and the guts all hanging out - and smoking.

I fear I went rather ballistic; we didn't let people smoke in that
machine room even under normal operating circumstances.

> To _make_ heads is another matter...

To be sure.

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[%] I don't usually like to use phrases like "field circus" (or
    "salesdroid" or similar denigratory mutations), but in this case
    I'm inclined to hold it warranted: the tech either had no idea what
    he was doing or just didn't care, and either one is inappropriate
    behaviour for a field service tech. (Not to mention disrespecting
    the no-smoking signs all over the walls at his customer's site to
    begin with.)
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