Artifact Details

Title

Prototype Disk Drive-Data Collector

Catalog Number

XD163.80

Type

Physical object

Date

1975

Manufacturer

Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC)

Place Manufactured

U.S.

Identifying Numbers

Model number RL01
Other number RSL-1 Printed on front panel

Dimensions

overall: 11 in x 17 1/2 in x 26

Description

Cherry wood base A fully functional disk drive built on a cherry wood base. The embedded servo for track seeking and track following removed many of the precision requirements for the base structure. The wooden pattern was originally intended for modelling the baseplate in epoxy. Using the pattern proved to be a faster and more economical approach. This was attached to a PDP-11 in 1975. Printed on front panel are, "digital RSL-1" and "digital equipment corporation. maynard, ma."

Category

Memory: disk

Credit

Gift of Fred Hertrich

Lot Number

XD163.80