Subject: Re: Micropolis
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Paul Newhouse <>
List: current-users
Date: 02/17/1998 12:10:44
Jukka Marin <> wrote:

>Someone's selling Micropolis 4743NS and 3391NS drives real cheap and I'd
>like to get one or two.  Are these drives any good?  They have no warranty,
>so this is an important question... :)

Our experience with Micropolis drives left a lot to be desired. Four of 16
arrived dead. Eight of the remaining drives died within a month or so.
I think the other 4 are rotting on a shelf somewhere, nobody wants to bother
with them.  Could have been an unusually bad batch, I guess?

There is a reason Micropolis disappeared. The Seagates and WD's that we buy
now seem worth the money.

Just my 2 cents worth,