Maxtor XT-2190

Steven Hirsch snhirsch at
Sat Jan 17 18:29:10 CST 2015

On Sat, 17 Jan 2015, David Gesswein wrote:

>   Someone was using my MFM reader to read a Maxtor XT-2190 and was having
> problems. From the looks of it the heads are out of alignment. Does
> anyone know if this drive has a microstep mode like some Seagates have?
> I didn't find any mention in the manuals I could find.

Hi, David.

That drive has a dedicated servo surface (thus the odd number of heads). 
Not sure there's any concept of microstepping in that arrangement.

I'll also second the comment about hefty power requirements.  Mine just 
about dim the lights in the room on spin-up.


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