Strange magtape anecdote

Patrik Schindler poc at
Tue Oct 27 12:01:17 CDT 2020

Hello Paul,

Am 27.10.2020 um 17:33 schrieb Paul Koning via cctalk <cctalk at>:

> The motor start surge current is a lot higher than the steady state current

I fondly remember my Seagate Elite 9GB (5.25“ double height), nominal 5400 RPM. Power applied, it slowly spins until a certain speed and then switches to „second gear“ to push it to final speed. I measured 40W while doing that.

:wq! PoC

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