Thoughts -> Re: classiccmp server

From: Fred Cisin <>
Date: Tue Oct 5 00:18:31 2004

On Mon, 4 Oct 2004, Ron Hudson wrote:
> >> So build it with MODULAR platters.
> > Sounds suspiciously like floppy disks. Technology once again comes
> > full circle.
> > Jay
> Wasn't there a device at one time that had 5 1.44mb floppies raided to
> form a 5m drive?

The Amlyn drive had a cartridge holding 5 1.2M 5.25" floppies,
that could be accessed one at a time, or as if it were a 6M disk
(physically only one disk was loaded at a time). But although it
could span disks, it did not use any reasonable "RAID" method.

The diskettes had a couple of extra notches cut into them,
but were otherwise normal 600 Oersted diskettes.
Received on Tue Oct 05 2004 - 00:18:31 BST

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