Subject: Re: 1.4.2 Observations
To: Laine Stump <>
From: Andrew Gillham <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 03/31/2000 11:02:27
Laine Stump writes:
> I thought the deal with thermal recalibration and AV drives was that AV
> drives are designed to be able to do the recalibration without pausing,
> while other drives may introduce a pause, thus screwing up the streaming of
> the AV data. (The implication here is that non-AV drives also do thermal
> recalibration, they just aren't as intelligent about it, and it is thus
> more noticable).
> Am I in left field?

My understanding of the Micropolis (RIP) AV drives is that they added
some kind of track information on the drive that allowed it to avoid the
reposition the head to track 0 type of thermal recalibration.

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