BeebMaster - Technomatic Winchester Disc


Testing the
Technomatic




This has always been my preferred verifier for the Technomatic Winchester. I found it on a floppy disc full of hard disc utilities, and it is in fact written for the Seagate ST225N disc, which is a genuine SCSI interface disc. At the time, I didn't quite appreciate the difference between this and the ST225 disc inside the Technomatic, which is an ST506 interface disc.

As you can see, there are a lot of errors being reported. In fact, this was always the case with the Technomatic as it did like a bit of a warm-up before I could read from it reliably, so I used to run this verify for 20 minutes or so to exercise the disc a bit before working with it.


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