Maxtor full-height 5.25" drives of death

emanuel stiebler emu at
Fri Feb 9 02:15:38 CST 2018

On 2018-02-08 21:05, Ian via cctalk wrote:
> On Feb 8, 2018, at 11:03, Tom Gardner via cctalk <cctalk at> wrote:
>> XT2190 was first produced in 3Q 1984 and last produced in 1989 which gives yours a remarkable life span and well beyond the them at most 5 year warranty.
>> Be thankful they lasted this long.
> Good point. 
> The lisp machines I’ve been using the drives with are way past their prime too- pushing 34+ years outside of their warranty.
> I think next time one fails, instead of trying to understand the problem and repair it so it can last another 30, I’ll just be thankful it lasted this long, gold scrap the boards, and build a gaming PC out of the case. 

I thought there are some MFM drive emulators out there by now?

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