On 2018-02-08 21:05, Ian via cctalk wrote:
> On Feb 8, 2018, at 11:03, Tom Gardner via cctalk <cctalk@classiccmp.org> 
> wrote:
>> XT2190 was first produced in 3Q 1984 and last produced in 1989 which gives 
>> yours a remarkable life span and well beyond the them at most 5 year 
>> warranty.
>> Be thankful they lasted this long.
> Good point. 
> The lisp machines I’ve been using the drives with are way past their prime 
> too- pushing 34+ years outside of their warranty.
> I think next time one fails, instead of trying to understand the problem and 
> repair it so it can last another 30, I’ll just be thankful it lasted this 
> long, gold scrap the boards, and build a gaming PC out of the case. 

I thought there are some MFM drive emulators out there by now?

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