"Removable" hard drives (was Re: Thoughts -> Re: classiccmp server)

From: Ethan Dicks <dickset_at_amanda.spole.gov>
Date: Mon Oct 4 21:45:53 2004

On Mon, Oct 04, 2004 at 09:09:15PM -0500, Jay West wrote:
> Sellam wrote...
> >So build it with MODULAR platters.
> Sounds suspiciously like floppy disks. Technology once again comes full
> circle.

RC25 anyone?!? (grinning, running and ducking)


(for the DEC-impaired, the RC-25 is/was a fixed/removable platter drive with
about 25MB each. You had to mount a cart to spin up the internal platter. I
_think_ there was one positioner, so it could be kinda slow. Many people have
had problems with its reliability)

P.S. - having (re-)aquired a VAX-11/725 a year ago August, I'm looking for
an RC-25 cart or two. I used to have several, but they disappeared from
the same place that my first VAX vanished from when they went out of
business (long story). No hurry... I won't be spinning it up for probably
about six months. If I had a "better" disk for it, I'd use it. How much
do Unibus SCSI cards go for? :-)

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