RD54 Stopped Spinning

Robert Jarratt robert.jarratt at ntlworld.com
Sat Apr 4 00:41:45 CDT 2015

> -----Original Message-----
> From: cctalk [mailto:cctalk-bounces at classiccmp.org] On Behalf Of Eric Smith
> Sent: 04 April 2015 04:01
> To: General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts
> Subject: Re: RD54 Stopped Spinning
> On Fri, Apr 3, 2015 at 11:44 AM, tony duell <ard at p850ug1.demon.co.uk>
> wrote:
> > The RD54 is a Maxtor XT1140 or something similar.
> The RD54 is a Maxtor XT2190, which, as you say, is quite similar to the XT1140.
> Both have 15 data heads (eight platters), but the XT2190 has a higher cylinder
> count (1224 vs 918), reportedly at least in part due to use of a better head
> design.
> Maxtor pioneered the use of the drive motor integrated in the spindle, which is
> what allowed them to fit eight platters into a 5 1/4" drive in 1983, when other
> vendors were limited to four platters.

Hmm... does that mean it might be difficult to reach/see/replace the hall effect sensors?



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