Photo: Red Hill.
Quantum Fireball LCT 10
On release, the LCT 10 family of drives seemed very similar to the original Fireball LCT 8. Capacity was a little higher, but otherwise there was nothing much to notice.
However, the Fireball LCT 10 did not last well. Over the next few years, we saw a remarkable number of failed LCTs come into the workshop, always with the same fault: a burnt-out chip on the circuit board. It was always the same chip, and it was always immediately visible: a good old-fashioned let-the-smoke-out sort of failure.
We sold only a handful of LCT 10s as new drives, but they were quite common on the market and we often saw them in third-party systems.
|Data rate||297 Mbit/sec||Spin rate||5400 RPM|
|Read channel||PRML||Head technology||MR|