Artifact Details

Title

3851 Mass Storage System (MSS)

Catalog Number

X863.88

Type

Physical object

Date

1974

Manufacturer

International Business Machines Corporation (IBM)

Place Manufactured

U.S.

Identifying Numbers

Model number 3851

Description

Using a honeycomb-shaped array of storage compartments, the 3850-series MSS used as recording media small circular cylinders, 2 inches in diamteer and 4 inches long, each holding a spool with 770 inches of magnetic tape. Each cartridge held 50MB of data. For more information on the 3850 MSS, see Pugh, E., "IBM's 360 and Early 370 Systems," p. 512. Alternate Donor: Ronald Smith

Category

Memory: disk

Lot Number

X863.88