ack! What I meant was, According to the RK-05 tech manual, the spin up time is 2 seconds at 10 amps. They may be slower RPM, but that power spike is just nuts. I'm sticking with my original plan of an RL02!

Anyone want to sell an RL02? :-D

-----Original Message-----
From: Johnny Billquist
Sent: Mar 5, 2004 1:37 PM
To: "Julian Wolfe (FireflyST)"
Cc: info-pdp11@village.org
Subject: Re: Power requirements?

On Fri, 5 Mar 2004, Julian Wolfe (FireflyST) wrote:

> According to the


Huh?

Johnny
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Johnny Billquist
> Sent: Mar 5, 2004 1:13 PM
> To: Christopher Zach
> Cc: Julian Wolfe ,
> Bill Gunshannon , info-pdp11@village.org
> Subject: Re: Power requirements?
>
> On Fri, 5 Mar 2004, Christopher Zach wrote:
>
> > RL02's spin at 2400RPM. RK05's spin at 1800RPM IIRC. Thus the transfer
> > time for data is a bit faster on the RL series drives.

>
> Transfer rates, sure. But I thought we said spinup time. Having to reach a
> lower RPM should also make it faster to come online. In short, the RK05
> takes less time to come online from the moment you push the run button.
>
> > RL's also do spiral writes/reads on sectors IIRC. I don't however recall
> > if they can do overlapped seeks, although I *think* they can.

>
> You are confused. :-)
> RL02 cannot do spiral read/write. The RK05 can.
> Both can do overlapped seek.
>
> Johnny
>
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