[vcf-midatlantic] Drive repairs, was Hard drive art

CT chesapeaketechie at gmail.com
Mon Apr 22 13:49:38 EDT 2019

Thanks Herb! I'll definitely say hi at the show and will take some pics of
the drives as well to bring up. Looking forward to meeting everyone (and
some of you again!)

On Sun, Apr 21, 2019 at 10:47 PM Herb Johnson via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:

> > I have a couple Macintosh external drives that aren't working properly.
> > Would it be the right venue to bring them to VCF East to the class? Or
> > should I wait for a repair workshop?
> >
> > Thanks,
> >   Eric,  chesapeaketechie @...
> I deal in Apple Macintosh SCSI drives. I (and others here) can give you
> some hints about making these run a while longer. Contact me after
> VCF-East and say hello at the show! I'll be a vendor.
> Herb
> PS: I'm a little busy with VCF-E prep, to follow these drive repair/art
> discussions. Glad people care! There's a lot of work going on in
> hard-drive recovery. David Gesswein is very modest about his MFM
> emulator; it's extracting good data from bad drives, and David et al are
> working hard to support oddball drive controllers's oddball formats.
> Dave McGuire talks about servo tracks... I have buddies struggling with
> those on 8-inch hard drives.
> This is how engineers do vintage computing. Makes me hungry for silicon
> and iron oxide ....
> Herb
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