Control Data 9766 drive on epay
systems.glitch at gmail.com
Mon Aug 12 16:42:07 CDT 2019
Being SMD, they could be connected to a number of things. PDP-11s, as
mentioned, as well as basically anything that talked SMD. Mine were hooked
up to Data General and Computer Automation gear.
On Mon, Aug 12, 2019 at 4:55 PM Dave Wade via cctalk <cctalk at classiccmp.org>
> I would suggest that as you haven't seen one in ages, the price reflects
> the rarity and the vendor is hoping for a rich collector to buy it.
> I don't know off hand of anyone who uses one. I know that the 4341 at LCM
> uses emulated DASD as does the ICL 2900 at TNMOC in the UK which I think
> has some EDS300 drives
> which look almost identical to the CDC drive on E-Bay, there are a few
> more pics here
> There are people using smaller exchangeable drives such as DEC RL01 and
> RL02 drives, and the similar drives on the IBM1130 and IBM1800 but those
> are a totally different ball game...
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: cctalk <cctalk-bounces at classiccmp.org> On Behalf Of P Gebhardt via
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> > Sent: 12 August 2019 18:42
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> > Subject: Control Data 9766 drive on epay
> > Hi list,
> > Just came across this:
> > https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Computing-CDC-Magnetic-Peripherals-
> > Control-Data-9766-Storage-
> > Module/143351908424?hash=item2160708848:g:3yEAAOSw1oJdTo9u
> > Haven't seen one listed in years. The price lets me assume that this
> > addresses customers that may use these drives in a production
> environment or
> > so...
> > I am not aware of museums or hobbyists who have such drives currently in
> > functional state to read and write from and to 80MB (CDC 9762) or 300MB
> > (CDC 9766) disk packs. Maybe the CHM? ... not taking into consideration
> > CHM activities related to the Xerox disk cartidge (2315-equivalent)
> > archive project.
> > Anybody out there? Would be interesting to know.
> > Best regards,
> > Pierre
> > http://www.digitalheritage.de
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