Artifact Details

Title

Datapoint disk drive

Catalog Number

102733510

Type

Physical object

Date

April 1981 (warrantee sticker on back)

Manufacturer

Datapoint Corp.

Identifying Numbers

Model number 98-9393-001(6) Silver foil label center rear.
Serial number 471027 Silver foil label center rear.

Dimensions

overall: 37 in x 21 1/2 in x 36 in

Description

Object is a disk drive cabinet for a removable disk pack. The read/write head assembly is projecting into the disk area, which it should not do. Much of the mechanism that should be in the bottom of the cabinet is missing (no motor, no air pump, no electronics). Attached to the bottom is a long, heavily-shielded ribbon cable and a braided ground strap. Two brackets, a plastic filler and a screw that were loose inside have been bagged and attached.

Category

Memory & storage/disk