A direct access storage device which stores data on individual magnetic strips. These strips are contained in removable-interchangeable data cells. The IBM 2321 Data Cell Drive has 10 data cells with 20 subcells per cell; each subcell has 10 magnetic strips. Each data cell can contain 39.2 million bytes or 78.5 packed decimal digits. A single 2321 data cell drive can have on-line access to a maximum of 392 millionbytes or 784 million packed decimal digits and signs.
Gift of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)