Artifact Details

Title

IBM 3021 Data Cell

Catalog Number

102674588

Type

Physical object

Date

1969

Manufacturer

International Business Machines Corporation (IBM)

Place Manufactured

U.S.

Identifying Numbers

Serial number 06614

Dimensions

overall: 5 in x 15 in x 5 in

Description

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 (see X46.82) 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 million bytes or 784 million packed decimal digits and signs.(More information in 2 IBM Manuals:ga26-3574-2- GA26-5988-7 on file at Museum)

Category

Memory: other

Credit

Gift of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)

Lot Number

XD220.80