Reading ESDI disks

Al Kossow aek at
Thu Feb 11 11:41:30 CST 2021

On 2/11/21 9:33 AM, Nigel Johnson via cctalk wrote:
> I'm about to try the very same thing.
> I have a MicroVAX II with a sigma MSCP ESDI controller.  It can be set
> for soft-secoring or various numbers of hard sectors.  That is what I
> see is the big issue with these drives.
> A friend gave me two drives that had been written on a PC under *nix.

There is little chance this will work for the same reason you can't use
an arbitrary disk/controller combination for PC recovery.

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