On 2/9/2018 12:25 PM, Chuck Guzis via
On 02/09/2018 05:20 AM, allison via cctalk wrote:
At the other extreme I have over a dozen Quantum D540s (RD52 31mb full
that are really old and getting older and still work without issues.
Some of those
have sat on the shelf for a decade and work fine when I need one.
I've still got a Q540 mounted on its side in a MAD Intelligent Systems
case--I fired it up about a week ago and it's still working just fine.
A tangential question out of curiosity:
who here has 5.25" MFM drives they're
extremely surprised are still working,
and which model(s)?
I'll start. I've quite a few MFM
drives, but the ones that really
surprise me are (2) Seagate ST-506, and
(2) IMI CM-5412. My surprise is b/c
these are amongst the earliest of models.
I've performed *some* work on all these
drives, such as cleaning and caps
reforming, but haven't yet discovered a
way to lube motors & bearings. I think
lube issues will spell their ultimate