Artifact Details

Title

Advanced ferrite disk heads oral history panel

Catalog Number

102657927

Type

Text

Date

2005-11-03

Contributor

Croll, Ian, Moderator
Frank, Paul, Interviewee
Rosenshteyn, Yan, Cameraperson
Solyst, Erik, Interviewee
Warner, Michael, Interviewee

Publisher

Computer History Museum

Place of Publication

Mountain View, California

Extent

25 p.

Description

Starting with a review of the types of magnetic recording heads used in IBM’s early disk drives, the transition throughout the disk drive industry to ferrite core heads, and the later movement to thin film heads. Panel members reviewed their experience at IBM and independent head and drive manufacturers, through the continuous and difficult evolution in magnetic recording head development.

Category

Transcription

Subject

Solyst, Erik; Frank, Paul; Warner, Michael; IBM; IBM 2314; IBM 3330; IBM 3340; IBM 3350; IBM 3380; Applied Magnetics Corporation; Barium titanate; Ferrite; Winchester; Storage history

Collection Title

Oral Histories Online

Lot Number

X3331.2006