Artifact Details

Title

5481/5480 cartridge tape system

Catalog Number

102733488

Type

Physical object

Date

1989

Manufacturer

Fujitsu Limited

Place Manufactured

Japan

Identifying Numbers

Model number 5480 Appears multiple times on the slave unit, associated with the Memorex Telex manufacturer tags.
Model number 5481 Appears multiple times on the master unit, associated with the Memorex or Memorex Telex manufacturer tags.
Model number M1012A Appears multiple times on the master unit on Fujitsu Limited tags on the lower front.
Model number M2462A Appears multiple times on the slave unit, associated with the Fujitsu Limited manufacturer tags, visible under the rear door.
Other number 102625247 Depricated Computer History Museum catalog number.
Other number 3388901 Appears on an Amdahl bar-coded property tag inside the bottom of the master unit.
Other number 33893 Appears on an Amdahl property tag (no bar code) inside the back bottom of the slave unit.
Other number 3389301 Appears on an Amdahl bar-coded property tag outside on the top of the slave unit.
Part number B03B-5375-B301A Appears multiple times on the slave unit, associated with the Fujitsu Limited manufacturer tags, visible under the rear door.
Part number B05B-1075-B201A Appears multiple times on the master unit on Fujitsu Limited tags on the lower front.
Serial number 8003641 Appears multiple times on the slave unit, associated with the Memorex Telex manufacturer tags.
Serial number 8101364 Appears multiple times on the master unit, associated with the Memorex or Memorex Telex manufacturer tags.
Serial number JU 1364 Appears one time on the master unit on a Fujitsu Limited manufacturer tag visible under the front door.
Serial number JU 3641 Appears one time on the slave unit on a Fujitsu Limited manufacturer tag, visible under the rear door.

Dimensions

overall: 44 in x 58 in x 29 1/2 in

Description

This object consists of 2 separate units which are bolted together to form a single item. Each unit has its own model and serial numbers. On the left is the master unit, on the right is the slave unit. The master is twice as wide as the slave.

The master unit has 2 center opening doors on the front and on the back. One of the front doors has openings for a small front panel and an emergency power off switch. Opening the front doors reveals a large power cord with a large 4 pin power connector and a 6 gang circuit breaker. There is also an extended front panel. There are 4 sets of TAG and BUS connectors for interfacing to IBM style I/O channels. Opening the rear doors reveals a large card cage which can be pivoted outward for service.

The slave unit has a door in the front and a door in the back. Above the front door are a pair of cartridge tape drives. Each drive has an opening to load a cartridge. Opening the front door allows each of the drives to be slid out for service. Opening the back door reveals a small card cage which can be pivoted outward for service. There is also a pump and associated plumbing. (This probably supplies vacuum for tape handling.) Sticking out the top of the slave unit is a control panel with switches and indicators for each drive.

Category

Memory & storage/tape