Yeah. I remember those. Also remember some cutting drives to make their own windows. Neat idea that rarely went well.
I have the polycarbonate one, but it's dead,
Ah yes, the Western Digital Raptor X 150GB 10K RPM HDD - those were the bomb in 2007, and they were even featured in the movie Live Free or Die Hard.
yes the old NU with SM - sector modifierdebug
MFM = Modified Frequency Modulation, then came the RLL controller (Run Length Limited [encoding]).
50% extra storage using an MFM drive with an RLL controller due to use of compression
... as long as the surface was good enough quality otherwise it ended in bad sectors.
A surprising number of drives stood the test of time.
Without Norton Utilities (the holy grail!) to sort the failing drives, your data was hosed and probably was anyway.
and that looked identical to my maxtor 380 and 670 scsi drivesAh yes, the Western Digital Raptor X 150GB 10K RPM HDD - those were the bomb in 2007, and they were even featured in the movie Live Free or Die Hard.
Speaking of which, I used to roll with a 5.25" full-height Maxtor 1.2GB SCSI-2 HDD circa 2003 (mostly for fun).
It used 25 watts and had a dedicated ground on it; good times!
Sure. My very first HDD was a 10 MB 8" ( 8" x 5.62" x 14", needed AC power AFAIK) that a friendly salesman gave to me. IOW, it was a "gift." Yep, 10 whole MB. SCSI interface. https://amaus.net/static/S100/shugart/disk/shugart SA1000 10MB Winchester drive.pdf
And for me, BYTE magazine. I really like Steve Circia's and Jerry Pournelle's columns. And the ads, of course. For you young uns: https://archive.org/details/byte-magazine-rescansJust made me think about all of the hours spent reading Computer Shopper magazine, too, hahaha.
I still have an old 1.2 GB hard drive for my first PC in 1994 from an old Packared Bell which had a lot of issues.