Help needed identifying old MFM drives from the excavation
cz at alembic.crystel.com
Sun Dec 6 23:28:19 CST 2020
> Yeah, the later models used 5.25" media; the rare PERQ 2 used 8"
> Micropolis drives, and the PERQ 1/1A used 14" Shugart SA-4000 drives.
Ok, is there a picture of a Micropolis 8 inch anywhere? If so I can
watch for it. The other oddball is the Miniframe, that box had no drives
any idea what they might have used for that?
> 8" floppy media exclusively.
That helps. Couple of boxes of floppies I'll keep an eye out for more 8
> That's a 14" Shugart SA-4000, given that it came from Bob's basement,
> definitely a PERQ disk. Tough to read without a PERQ but there may be
> some options nearby you, if you manage to extract it from the basement.
> Make sure the spindle and heads are parked before moving.
Ok. Is there typically other stuff in that box? If I can take the drive
physically out and take the side skins off it might be light enough to
get up the steps. I'll bring a set of screwdrivers on the next trip out
and a nice head mounted lamp....
Finally what would be the priority of bringing out one of the printers?
They look like LJ1 engines and those were heavy but movable.
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