[vcf-midatlantic] Bernoulli Drives needed in working condition
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Wed May 19 01:49:46 UTC 2021
I can never figure out why people take fuzzy blurry pictures and post them.
My extremely complicated, hand held electronic device.
> On May 18, 2021, at 9:41 PM, Jeffrey Brace via vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> <jeffrey at vcfed.org>
>> On Tue, May 18, 2021 at 5:06 PM Herb Johnson via vcf-midatlantic <
>> vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
>> This caught my attention, because I likely have a clue about this tech.
>> Are these the 'droids you are looking for?
> Yes! They are the droids that I'm looking for! And FYI: Jedi mind tricks
> don't work with me ;)
>> First: the propositions, as stated by Jeff Brace:
>>> Someone donated two 10x10 Bernoulli drives to VCF. They are in unknown
>>> condition. She gave us the manual, a cable and one cartridge. She wants
>>> donate the remaining cartridges, but would like to supervise the deletion
>>> of the data they have on them. So we need one in working condition first.
>>> It is payroll data that the couple used for their business for many
>>> so it is quite sensitive.
>> First: this appears to be a legal contract over property and services.
>> Not that I'm a lawyer. VCFed Incorporated may wish to examine these
>> terms, as Dave McGuire pointed out, and see if the Corporation wishes to
>> engage in such contracts with clients. Hint. Hint.
> Yes, Dave gave us some contract and we are looking to use it out of an
> abundance of caution.
>> Second: how many carts is this about, anyways? Ebay price - by luck I
>> happened to look recently - some tens of dollars each. Point being: why
>> spin all our wheels, just over a few carts? And: *are there any in the
>> VCFed Inventory already*? Just a thought.
> There are about 30 to 40 cartridges, maybe 50. I had them give me one for
> testing purposes because I'm pretty certain that VCF *doesn't* have any of
> these. Tony and the Inventory Committee would know better than me, but I
> have never seen any in the warehouse.
> Related: "two 10X10 drives" is ambiguous. Is it one cabinet with two
>> drives, as per my unit? That's my guess, and I show an example.
> It is two cabinets with two drives per unit. So two units like the one that
> you have. One is labeled "working", but who knows when it was last working.
>> Third: I see no "data recovery" in these terms, as suggested in the
>> chatter. Just data security. So: let the client keep the carts, if they
>> choose to destroy them, that would be sad. But that solves the problem,
>> no. further. fuss. needed. That's my recommendation.
> She wanted to destroy the cartridges. I didn't have time to research how
> rare they were, so I asked if we could have them. Then she said that there
> was payroll data that she wanted deleted. She wanted to go through the data
> herself and delete it herself once we got the drives working.
> Jeff Brace
> Vice President & Board Member
> Vintage Computer Festival East Show-runner
> Vintage Computer Federation is a 501c3 charity
> jeffrey at vcfed.org
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