The MWX-1000 is a self-contained microprocessor-based tester for those Winchester disk drives with the floppy-type interface; i.e., ST506 and SA1000. It can be used for drive evaluation, media certification, product final testing, incoming inspection, and field service. The unit is packaged either in a heavy duty, light-weight bench top, portable case, or as a RTMA rackmount.
The analyzer is adaptable to all drive configurations: 5¼" or 8", multiple heads, 4.34 or 5 MHz data transfer rates, cylinder numbers and write pre-compensation settings. Test capabilities include: margin testing with either 2 or 1 nsec resolution, variable head stepping rates, media formatting and verification, rotational timing, and step timing.