Artifact Details

Title

Mass storage transport for 38500 cartridges

Catalog Number

102733052

Type

Physical object

Date

ca. 1977

Manufacturer

Control Data Corporation (CDC)

Place Manufactured

U.S.

Identifying Numbers

Other number 20 Black letters on a white background affixed to the front of the unit.
Other number 93.563.03A LLNL deprecated number
Other number BW601-A Equipment identification number on Computer Peripherals tag inside front left of the frame.
Other number MST 21 On a large plastic label affixed to the front of the unit.
Other number QSE 15192 Equipment identification number on CDC tag inside front left of the frame.
Part number 83821001 Printed on the both manufacturer's tags inside the front left of the frame.
Serial number 103 Printed on the both manufacturer's tags inside the front left of the frame.

Dimensions

overall: 71 5/8 in x 26 7/8 in x 36 in

Description

The object is a tall metal and plastic cabinet containing a tape drive, which is visible through a glass portal on the front. The case is open at the back. No manufacturer's name is visible on the object.

This transport is used with the CDC 38500 tape cartridges and is part of a CDC Multi-Access Storage System (MASS). The back of the unit mates with the back of a 38503 CSU. The two conveyor belts near the top of the unit move cartridges to and from the CSU.

Category

Memory & storage/tape

Credit

Gift of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)

Lot Number

X4575.2008