IBM 3850 Mass Storage System: honeycomb section with tapes (50 MB)

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Date Introduced
1974
Photographer
Richards, Mark
Dimensions
overall: 7 3/4 in x 11 1/2 in x 3 3/4 in
Manufacturer
International Business Machines Corporation (IBM)
Credit Line
Gift of Petro Canada
Copyright Owner
© Mark Richards
Location
US
Keywords
magnetic; mechanical
Object ID
102677910
Memory Type
Magnetic tape

As an alternative to a manual tape reel library, IBM introduced this system with 4 inch long cylinders of magnetic tape that were retrieved and replaced by a robotic arm.