Does anyone/museum test disk packs?

Chuck Guzis cclist at
Wed Mar 16 21:01:24 CDT 2022

On 3/16/22 18:25, John Herron via cctalk wrote:
> I was visiting a new thrift store and saw a disk pack they had. I joked
> that mine are just fun display/conversation pieces.
> Do the giant drives suffer the same head crash issues that a bad zip disk
> can do or are these safe if someone actually wanted to see what was on them?

I vividly recall a log by an operator who had a bad CDC 844 pack who
proceeded to destroy 5 drives and 3 additional packs. It was detailed
enough that it read like Gerard Hoffnung's "Bricklayer's Story".

Be careful.

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