Artifact Details

Title

DEC RX180 4-drive 5 1/4-inch floppy disk drive system

Catalog Number

X2263.2002

Type

Physical object

Date

1982

Manufacturer

Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC)

Place Manufactured

Japan

Identifying Numbers

Model number RX180AB
Model number RX180AD
Other number BCC22H-02 BCC22H-02 is molded into one side of the plastic outer shells of the data-cable plugs.
Serial number 38269A
Serial number K03398

Dimensions

9 x 13 1/4 x 12 in.

Description

The object consists of 4 parts: RX180AB 2-drive external floppy disk drive unit; RX180AD 2-drive external floppy disk drive unit; one data cable terminated with a DB-25-P plug at one end and a DB-25-S plug at the other end; and a soft translucent vinyl dust cover.. The RX180AD drive unit is placed on top of the RX180AB unit and the two units appear to be attached to each other with adhesive foam tape. The data cable connects to two drive units.. The weight and dimensions are of the combined system with both drive units and the cable.. The letters A, B, C, and D have been hand-printed in white ink or paint on the front panels of the two drive units, with one letter adjacent to each of the four floppy-disk drive doors.. The "Where Made" entry applies to the RX180AD unit. No comparable information was evident for the other components.. The name "Digital" is molded into one side of the plastic outer shells of the data-cable plugs.

Category

Memory/disk

Lot Number

X2263.2002