Photo: Red Hill.
Kalok Octagon KL-230
Kalok was founded by a former Seagate engineer, the same man who had been largely responsible for the pioneering ST-225. Kalok seemed to live on the edge of bankruptcy most of the time, and later morphed into JTS.
Like all Kalok drives, the KL-230 had a dreadful reputation in the trade but we always found that this model went OK. We never saw new ones, only second-hand examples, so maybe all the duds had already expired by then!
|Data rate||5 Mbit/sec||Spin rate||3600 RPM|
|AT drive type||2 or 6||Form||3.5" half-height|
|KL-230||21MB||4 thin-film heads|
|KL-330||30MB||4 thin-film heads|