Is the hard drive system a DG6045 (5MB fixed, 5mb removable) or a DG6070 (10Mb fixed, 10mb
I had a DG6045 in the past but can't afford the shipping to Ohio right now but I can
always keep in touch and perhaps in the future buy from you.
ics65 at sbcglobal.net
From: Mark J. Blair <nf6x at nf6x.net>
To: General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts <cctalk at classiccmp.org>
Sent: Friday, February 14, 2014 11:15 AM
Subject: Transporting a Data General Nova 3 System
I'm picking up a Data General Nova 3 system with a removable-pack hard disk drive this
weekend, and I would like to learn whether there are any shipping locks that should be
engaged before I move the drive.
I have some limited experience with DEC RL02 disk drives, which use the same style of
removable cartridge and look very similar overall. The RL02 drives have a little metal
plate which is supposed to be rotated to lock the heads in the parked position before
moving the drive. It seems logical to me that the Data General drives may have a similar
I have posted a few pictures of the system over in a VCF thread:
I'm pretty much rescuing the system the way a crazy cat lady takes in stray kittens.
If somebody in the Los Angeles area is really lusting for a Nova 3 system, I'm willing
to put you in contact with the seller so you can make him a better offer. I have way too
many projects already... ;)
The same seller also has a PDP-11/03 in a DEC cabinet along with an RX02 that I'm
picking up as part of the package. Same offer applies: If somebody wants it more than I
do, I'm willing to step aside and hook you up with the seller.
My offer to the seller is pretty low, and I've told him how much more money he might
make if he's willing to go to the effort of listing it on eBay, dealing with packing
and shipping, etc. (i.e., I'm really not trying to take advantage of him). He accepted
my offer because he wants them gone, and he wants them to go to somebody who will
appreciate them and not tear them apart for parts and scrap value. So, somebody who lusts
after one of these systems probably wouldn't need to sell too many kidneys to outbid
me on them. :)
Mark J. Blair, NF6X <nf6x at nf6x.net>