[Novalug] need dd help
andrew.beals at gmail.com
Tue Feb 14 17:36:58 EST 2012
On Mon, Feb 13, 2012 at 7:04 PM, Mark Smith <mark at winksmith.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 13, 2012 at 06:33:21PM -0500, Nino R. Pereira wrote:
> > The disks themselves make great mirrors,
> I have an old one lying around somewhere that came from an old DEC
> washing machine sized disk drive (RP04?). The platter is about 18" wide.
> All the platter together formed a whole 512MB iirc. Hard to imagine so
> much hardware to read/write that little data. IIRC, the DEC proprietary
> bus they used had a whole block worth of wires in a bundle the size of
> my wrist, but I'm really taxing my memory for 80's information.
> I seem to recall it looking similar to this:
> Only bigger and about 5 times as tall, but perhaps I was smaller then
> so it's just an optical illusion.
> Apologies for the side trip down memory lane.
You're probably thinking of the RP06 or maybe the RP04.
A whole 178MB!
Man, we never filled whichever one of those we had two of at Maryland.
More pictures here:
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