Artifact Details


Diskette drive

Catalog Number



Physical object


Apple Computer

Identifying Numbers

Other number 651-0202-H Printed with white ink on the circuit board. The 'H' is written in black marker in a space provided.
Other number 820-0051-E Etched in the circuit material on the circuit side of the board.


overall: 2 3/4 in x 5 3/4 in x 7 3/4 in


The object is the mechanism of a 5-inch diskette drive lacking any housing. It consists of a metal frame on one side of which a PCB is mounted and the other side of which the loading and drive mechanism is located. Eleven integrated circuits are mounted on the PCB, along with two power transistors with their tab soldered to the board. A transistor, a few diodes, and passive components fill out the board. The connector that comes from the read optics is disconnected and is probably connected on the side of the board that is obscured. A serial number printed with solder is also on the obscured side.


Memory & storage/disk


Gift of Sami Asfour

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