Robespierre wrote:So I formatted four different disks: on on the RM1x using its own drive; one on the RM1x after swapping in the PC's drive; one on the PC using its own drive; and one on the PC using the RM1x's drive.
Then I switched the drives around and tried all the different disks in every combination of disk-drive-machine. No matter which machine it was in, the drive that formatted the disk would read it and the drive that didn't format the disk wouldn't read it.
I'm buying two new drives of identical make and model. Once they arrive, I'll install and try again, and report back.
Robespierre wrote:Having done some research this week, it's obvious that the heads are out of alignment and the only feasible solution is drive replacement. Fortunately they're dirt cheap. Since I want to guarantee mutual alignment, I'm buying two new drives of identical make and model. Once they arrive, I'll install and try again, and report back.
parametric wrote:I concur with synthjoe entirely - DON'T chuck the old drive away - they came from the days of "quality-build products"
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