Evotek Winchester Harddisk
t.gardner at computer.org
Sun Dec 6 15:44:13 CST 2015
The Evotek drive initially used the notoriously unreliable Ampex Alar plated media; whether they ever upgraded to sputtered media is uncertain. It probably should be avoided.
I would look for an replacement drive using oxide media. The nice thing about oxide media is it came pre-corroded so that's one thing not to worry about in a 35 year old drive
From: Chuck Guzis [mailto:cclist at sydex.com]
Sent: Saturday, December 05, 2015 11:13 AM
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Subject: Re: Evotek Winchester Harddisk
On 12/05/2015 10:36 AM, Oliver Lehmann wrote:
> has anyone ever heard of Evotek ET-5800 series Winchester harddisks?
> I wonder which interface they have. I'm looking for a replacement of a
> CDC FINCH 9410 and wonder if they would be a possible replacement.
> ET-5800: http://www.ebay.de/itm/252174622907
The Evotek 5000 series is a bog-standard ST-506/ST-412 "MFM" interface.
OEM manual is on Manx:
Back in 1983 I had an opportunity to play with one. Pretty interesting, but very expensive, as I recall--and not terribly reliable.
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