Artifact Details

Title

CDC 38500 Cartridge

Catalog Number

XD222.80

Type

Physical object

Date

ca. 1976

Manufacturer

Control Data Corporation (CDC)

Place Manufactured

U.S.

Identifying Numbers

Model number 38500
Serial number M18521

Dimensions

1 x 2 1/4 x 3 1/2 in.

Description

A secondary memory storage device- with 40 million bits per cartridge. 25K cartridges were distributed across 8 cartridge storageunits with 16 magnetic tape handlers. Access time was 15 seconds divided by 8 transfer units. The cartridge was designed to survive 2 orders of magnitude. The unit was capable- in a given time frame- of more loads and unloads than any other magnetic tape. The tape is 2.7inches wide with 100" of usable storage area.

Category

Memory: tape

Credit

Gift of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)

Lot Number

XD222.80

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XD222.80A CDC 38500 Cartridge