Artifact Details

Title

3851 Mass Storage System (MSS)

Catalog Number

X864.88

Type

Physical object

Date

1974

Manufacturer

International Business Machines Corporation (IBM)

Place Manufactured

U.S.

Identifying Numbers

Model number 3851

Description

Cartridge for 3850 MSS. Using a honeycomb-shaped array of storage compartments, the 3850-series MSS used this item as its recording media. These devices are small circular cylinders, 2 inches in diamteer and 4 inches long, each holding a spool with 770 inches of magnetic tape. Each cartridge holds 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

X864.88