Artifact Details

Title

Large circular head disk

Catalog Number

102741591

Type

Physical object

Date

Circa 1970

Manufacturer

Transdata Corp.

Place Manufactured

Menlo Park, CA, U.S.

Dimensions

overall: 1 1/2 in x 14 1/2 in x 14 1/2 in

Description

The object is a disk shaped head array for a fixed head, 60 track magnetic disk drive for use with a disk of approximately 14 inches diameter. The storage capacity is 2 MB. Associated with this disk is a wooden stoarage and carrying container. The condition given is for the disk. The wooden container is in poor condition being dirty throughout with significant adhesive residue inside and a foam center spacer which is not archival. The metal hardware is rusty. The dimensions of the wooden container are: 2.875 in. H, 16 in. W, 16.375 in. D, 3 lbs. weight.

Category

Memory & storage/disk

Credit

Gift of Herbert Stollerz

Lot Number

X7576.2016