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Re: Moving a 3675
> Date: Wed, 15 Apr 1992 15:34-0700
> From: DE@PHOENIX.SCH.Symbolics.COM (Doug Evans)
> Date: Tue, 14 Apr 1992 08:28 PDT
> From: email@example.com (David A. Moon)
> > Date: Mon, 13 Apr 1992 19:34-0400
> > From: barmar@Think.COM (Barry Margolin)
> > The only important thing is locking the heads on the disk drive.
> As Rick Lawhorn can testify, it's okay to knock the 3675 flat on its back while
> someone is using it, it will keep on running! Actually I think that was a 3670
> or a 3600, and in any case I wouldn't recommend trying it at home: only highly
> trained professionals who know what they are doing can accidentally tip the
> machine over without breaking it!
> OK ... I'm one of those dangerous professionals ;-)
> Geez Dave, this is almost unbelievable. Only certain disk
> drives will keep operating with this kind of shock. I bet if
> I did this to my 3670/Eagle (even with it turned off), it
> would crash and never spin again.
I bet you're right, and I bet it only works once for RLL.
To clarify the story for everyone else, this is the hazard of the
combination of machines on wheels and false floors with individually