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SubjectRe: Driver for ESDI drive

On Tue, 4 Feb 1997, Michael H. Warfield wrote:

> Jim Richey enscribed thusly:
> > Does the MFM/RLL driver work with ESDI drives? If not is there a driver
> > fir ESDI?
> I've got several ESDI drives (Maxtor 760Meg, Micropolis 760Meg, and
> Micropolis 300Meg) running in numerous systems with a couple different
> flavors of ESDI controllers (Western Digital, DTC, and others). All are
> working great.

Yes, I'll second (third?) this. However, I had to play some tricks with
the geometry to work around what the controller does for sector sparing.
I'm running a Maxtor 760 on a WD controller. It's actually surprisingly
fast, considering the era it was built! Linear reads clock at ~1.6MB/s.


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