Message #3 Posted by Mike on 31 Dec 2002, 1:25 a.m.,
in response to message #2 by Ellis Easley
That's it. You have it right. After you posted this, I did a search of the drives inside (OA-D30V). Don't know why I didn't think of that.
But I found this link specifically on the Sony OA-D30V drives.
Sony OA-D30V Drive (the first MicroDrive)
I had never heard of a manually opened disk. Maybe that was a Mac thing that didn't ever appear on PC or others. But, apparently some of the 9121 drives had this version.
So, what turned out to be a non-working drive, is actually one of the earlier models with a somewhat rare OA-D30V drive. I bet you can't find those special disks anywhere, though. Anyone else ever have this version of a 9121?
You can use the more modern 3.5" disks with 3 options.
1) Rip the cover off and use it without a cover.
2) Remove the spring and use it like the original.
3) Tape the cover open, and insert.
Of course the best way is to locate a stash of original Micro Floppydisks (OM-D30V).