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Old March 2, 2007, 01:13 PM
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That's a pretty good quick and dirty description.

One of the things to keep in mind is that the early chips didn't have heatsinks let alone cooling fans, so when you made the big jump (going from 100 to 133 is a pretty big jump all in one step) the resulting temps were pretty high and probably seriously degraded the life of the chip.

My first hardware push was changing the format style on an old MFM hard drive.

We formatted a 10 meg MFM drive using using a newer RLL (or was it the other way around) controller and gained an extra 3 1/2 meg (big deal when it was $30/meg).

The only problem with that was that MFM media was lower quality than RLL media, so you had to do diskscans every week to catch errors before they became terminal and a diskscan took 12hrs+ to complete! :)
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Last edited by sswilson; March 2, 2007 at 01:58 PM. Reason: poor spelling.... :)
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