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Odd MFM hard drive failure

November 22, 2017 Jon 4 Comments



Odd MFM hard drive failure

This MFM hard drive in an AT&T 3b2/300 UNIX computer has an odd failure
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  1. Seth Morabito
    November 22, 2017 - 6:18 pm

    Looks like you have a really good collection of 3B2 stuff! I'm desperately trying to hunt some down myself, because I'm working on an emulator and would like to have access to the real machines. They're becoming dreadfully hard to find, though.

  2. AIO inc.
    November 22, 2017 - 7:12 pm

    Head crash. Drives dead, hopefully you have a backup drive and keep a copy of all your data.

  3. Convergent MightyFrame
    November 22, 2017 - 7:24 pm

    That sounds like bearings to me.  I'm playing with a bunch of Maxtor XT-2190, and I have one that does something like that.

    What model MFM is running in that beautiful vintage 3B2?

  4. Sony Trinitron
    November 22, 2017 - 8:00 pm

    Bearings? I am not too sure what it would be though.

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