Miniscribe "bricks" (was Re: Common Maxtor MFM drive failure mode -- any ideas?)

P Gebhardt p.gebhardt at
Fri Oct 23 14:48:31 CDT 2015

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> Von: Chuck Guzis <cclist at>
> An: General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts <cctalk at>
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> Gesendet: 18:16 Freitag, 23.Oktober 2015
> Betreff: Re: Common Maxtor MFM drive failure mode -- any ideas?
> On 10/23/2015 09:10 AM, Al Kossow wrote:
>>  Maxtor drives have a very distinctive (and loud) recal sound.
> And some Maxtor drives are Miniscribes.  I have one (I think it's an 
> ESDI, IIRC) that has a beautiful Miniscribe HDA casting, with a Maxtor 
> label wrapped around it.
> Ah, the good old days of brick-filled boxes...
> --Chuck


Haha, I guess you're alluding to the massive scam with the bricks, Miniscribe did back them to pretend stocks full of disk drives...
BTW, are there any other similar stories from the disk drive buisiness back in these days?


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