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Message 821044 - Posted: 20 Oct 2008, 16:44:24 UTC - in response to Message 820946.  

I still remember when it was cool to cut a notch into a DSDD Floppy disc so you could flip it over and get double the storage! I miss my Apple II.


I remember doing that as well.

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Message 821066 - Posted: 20 Oct 2008, 17:59:53 UTC - in response to Message 821044.  

I still remember when it was cool to cut a notch into a DSDD Floppy disc so you could flip it over and get double the storage! I miss my Apple II.


I remember doing that as well.

That makes 3 of US, Of course I never owned an Apple, Just an Atari 400.
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Message 821085 - Posted: 20 Oct 2008, 19:08:45 UTC - in response to Message 820946.  


I still remember when it was cool to cut a notch into a DSDD Floppy disc so you could flip it over and get double the storage! I miss my Apple II.


Me too. Those were the days.


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Message 821222 - Posted: 20 Oct 2008, 23:44:00 UTC - in response to Message 821066.  

I still remember when it was cool to cut a notch into a DSDD Floppy disc so you could flip it over and get double the storage! I miss my Apple II.


I remember doing that as well.

That makes 3 of US, Of course I never owned an Apple, Just an Atari 400.

I remember my brother doing that with his C-64. (A computer I eventually inherited when he bought am Amiga.)

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Message 821229 - Posted: 21 Oct 2008, 0:04:50 UTC - in response to Message 820946.  

I still remember when it was cool to cut a notch into a DSDD Floppy disc so you could flip it over and get double the storage! I miss my Apple II.


I did too, but it wasn't with a DSDD floppy...those were DOUBLE-SIDED/Double-Density disks. The single-sided floppies were 180K if I remember correctly.

And when you flipped them they rotated opposite from the normal direction causing all the dust and grit trapped by the cleaning brush to loosen up and rub against the R/W heads...kind of like taking sand-paper to them.
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Message 821251 - Posted: 21 Oct 2008, 0:46:29 UTC

Remember the old Connor HDD's? I think they were actually under Seagate too. I can't remember. I just remember buying a bundle of them in the early-mid 90's and every single one ended up self destructing. Luckily, always transferred data from one HDD to HDD another before they imploded. I still have all my data, going back to the 80's, but those HDD's were horrible.

This may be the exception, but I've always liked IBM for SCSI and Samsung for EIDE/SATA.
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Message 821301 - Posted: 21 Oct 2008, 1:46:04 UTC - in response to Message 821222.  

I still remember when it was cool to cut a notch into a DSDD Floppy disc so you could flip it over and get double the storage! I miss my Apple II.


I remember doing that as well.

That makes 3 of US, Of course I never owned an Apple, Just an Atari 400.

I remember my brother doing that with his C-64. (A computer I eventually inherited when he bought am Amiga.)

I also had an Amiga(1000, 3000 and 4000(The 4000 even had the MAC 7.8 OS in It on a card w/real mac roms and a 386sx on a card at 16MHz running DOS 3.3), Atari ST(520, 520DTF, 1040STF and Mega 4), An Atari 800xl w/an ICD pbi expander(that's not what It was called) and It had an 80MB hdd(st-4096 hooked up to It), So I've used a few computers over the years. :) I even owned for a time a 1450XL motherboard with a 1200XL Case and Keyboard that worked and had a pbi bus just like or nearly like the 800xl, the 1200xl case needed to be modified where the pbi bus came out the rear as the 1200xl doesn't have a pbi bus.
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Message 821333 - Posted: 21 Oct 2008, 2:51:27 UTC
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Had Radio Shack TRS-80 Color Computers II/III ("Cocos"). Those were fun computers. In retrospect, learned more from them than I did from pee-cee's. Upgrading meant using the soldering iron. What was really cool about them was that they were so easy to integrate with the "real world" with. The joystick ports (pseudo-ADC's) were really easy to program around. Learned a little assembly to get around on the Coco II before moving onto the Coco III (and OS9). OS9 was a UNIX-like RTOS from Microware that had a version for the Coco. Not bad for an 8-biter.
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Message 821345 - Posted: 21 Oct 2008, 3:17:53 UTC - in response to Message 821251.  
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Remember the old Connor HDD's? I think they were actually under Seagate too. I can't remember. I just remember buying a bundle of them in the early-mid 90's and every single one ended up self destructing. Luckily, always transferred data from one HDD to HDD another before they imploded. I still have all my data, going back to the 80's, but those HDD's were horrible.

This may be the exception, but I've always liked IBM for SCSI and Samsung for EIDE/SATA.


I don't/didn't have that problem with the Conner HDDs. The 80MB & 120MB are still working today. Though I did hear of other people having a lot of problems with them, and I remember that was the reason why a lot of PC vendors dropped them from their systems, ultimately causing Conner to be driven out of business in 1998. I know Packard Bell systems used them exclusively for years, and so did Compaq and I think Gateway.

The part about Seagate that you remember was that Connor was founded by Seagate co-founder Finis Connor, and merged with Seagate in 1996. Wiki.
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Message 821358 - Posted: 21 Oct 2008, 3:40:08 UTC - in response to Message 821301.  
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I also had an Amiga(1000, 3000 and 4000(The 4000 even had the MAC 7.8 OS in It on a card w/real mac roms


Are you certain that was not 7.6 or 6.7.

There never was a 7.8 as they went from 7.6.1 to 8.0.

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Message 821372 - Posted: 21 Oct 2008, 3:58:21 UTC - in response to Message 821358.  


I also had an Amiga(1000, 3000 and 4000(The 4000 even had the MAC 7.8 OS in It on a card w/real mac roms


Are you certain that was not 7.6 or 6.7.

There never was a 7.8 as they went from 7.6.1 to 8.0.

It might have been, As It was a long time ago. :D
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Message 821422 - Posted: 21 Oct 2008, 5:52:11 UTC - in response to Message 821251.  

This may be the exception, but I've always liked IBM for SCSI and Samsung for EIDE/SATA.

I had one horrible experience with an IBM SCSI drive -- that was mission critical, of course.

I took the chance that the drive was temperature sensitive, and stuck it in the freezer for an hour. Got half the data before it got too warm.

Got the rest on the second try.
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Message 821463 - Posted: 21 Oct 2008, 11:27:22 UTC

Where are all the SAS disk drives? SAS does not use the CPU for disk operations, am I right?

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Message 822958 - Posted: 25 Oct 2008, 2:52:03 UTC
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I an not sure I quite believe it...........
The 3rd Brick just crashed..........
Taking all that I know with it............

Ya got to be kidding, eh??????????


no, no overtemps..........no kick in the pants;;;;;;;;;;;;; no warning.....
this is pure BS...........wowo.........
Even the kittyman can not believe this..........it is just dead in the water...........
WTF..........(and that's 'where' the freakin 'fish is, so don't mock me, Pete, I am not in the mood right now..........). Just flat out died.........again.........after a few weeks.........dead in the water..............totally........just don't believe it.........
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Message 822959 - Posted: 25 Oct 2008, 2:55:43 UTC - in response to Message 822958.  

Ouch!!!!!!!

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Message 822961 - Posted: 25 Oct 2008, 3:02:23 UTC - in response to Message 822959.  
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Ouch!!!!!!!

'Ouch' don't quite fit right now.........
but i shall try to be polite.............

Which the mods know is not my forte', so I am really restraining myself.......
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Message 822966 - Posted: 25 Oct 2008, 3:21:21 UTC

Just calm down, not the end of the world, just a setback. My condolences though.
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Message 822985 - Posted: 25 Oct 2008, 3:59:34 UTC

Freddie Mercury said it best ... Another One Bites The Dust

Wondering if they were part of a bad batch / lot all manufactured around the same time?
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Message 822989 - Posted: 25 Oct 2008, 4:03:44 UTC - in response to Message 822958.  

I an not sure I quite believe it...........
The 3rd Brick just crashed..........
Taking all that I know with it............

Ya got to be kidding, eh??????????


no, no overtemps..........no kick in the pants;;;;;;;;;;;;; no warning.....
this is pure BS...........wowo.........
Even the kittyman can not believe this..........it is just dead in the water...........
WTF..........(and that's 'where' the freakin 'fish is, so don't mock me, Pete, I am not in the mood right now..........). Just flat out died.........again.........after a few weeks.........dead in the water..............totally........just don't believe it.........


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Message 822990 - Posted: 25 Oct 2008, 4:05:15 UTC - in response to Message 822985.  

Freddie Mercury said it best ... Another One Bites The Dust

Wondering if they were part of a bad batch / lot all manufactured around the same time?

Of course they were...........I bought all 3 of them at the same time
Made in Thailand..........blokes must have heen smoking too much Thai stick at the factory that day............






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