Artifact Details

Title

International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) 3340 and 3350 disk drives oral history panel

Catalog Number

102657933

Type

Text

Date

2004-04-06

Contributor

Cantrell, David, Cameraperson
Coolures, Chris P., Interviewee
Friesen, Robert H., Interviewee
Harker, John M. (Jack), Interviewee
Haughton, Kenneth E., Interviewee
Porter, James, Moderator
Warner, Michael, Interviewee

Publisher

Computer History Museum

Place of Publication

Mountain View, California

Identifying Numbers

Other number OHP 043

Extent

34 p.

Description

IBM's 3340 disk drive and 3348 removable data module which first shipped in 1973 were developed with the project code name "Winchester". The 3340 was first to use “low mass heads, closed environment and lubricated disks”, a concept which came to be known as Winchester technology and was copied in all subsequent disk drive designs. Panel members devised the Winchester method over an extended development period, and also applied it to the next generation disk drive, the IBM 3350, which shipped in 1976 and was widely used in mainframe applications.

Category

Transcription

Subject

Coolures, Chris; Friesen, Robert; Harker, John; Haughton, Kenneth; Warner, Michael; IBM; IBM 3340 disk drive; IBM 3348 data module; IBM 3350 disk drive; Disk Drives; Winchester; Madrid; Storage history

Collection Title

Oral history collection

Lot Number

X2718.2004