Replacements for ST-406/ST-512 drives

From: Steven N. Hirsch <>
Date: Thu Feb 10 06:07:07 2005

On Sun, 6 Feb 2005, Tony Duell wrote:

> > Ditto. That's why I've started hoarding these old drives. A lot of old
> > equipment such as the HP-IB drives uses ST-225s and the like so I'm
> > collecting those too. Hamfests and scrap yeards are a great place to pick
> > up stuff like this for next to nothing.
> A second problem is low-level formatting these hard drives. Some machines
> don't seem to have the software to do it, and just about every controller
> has its own format.
> You mentioned the HPIB drive boxes. I use an HP9133 (I forget the suffix
> letter, its a 20Mbyte one in the more modern, smaller, box) on my
> Integral. Althoguh the drive mechanism is a standard ST225, I can tell
> you from experience that putting a 'blank' ST225 in there just causes it
> to turn on the fault light. Whether there is some way to get the unit to
> do an LLF, whether you need a different firmware EPROM, or what, I don't
> know. But I jaut hope that disk keeps on working.

Odd. I was able to drop an ST225 into mine and the HP64000 development
system "just worked" (saw it as a blank volume, IIRC).
Received on Thu Feb 10 2005 - 06:07:07 GMT

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