IBM 3480 tape cartridge (200 MB)

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Date Introduced
1984
Photographer
Richards, Mark
Dimensions
overall: 1 in x 4 1/4 in x 4 7/8 in
Manufacturer
International Business Machines Corporation (IBM)
Credit Line
Gift of Len Shustek
Copyright Owner
© Mark Richards
Location
US
Keywords
magnetic; mechanical
Object ID
102716180
Memory Type
Magnetic tape

This magnetic tape cartridge was fast, reliable, durable and inexpensive. Introduced in 1984 and first used on mainframe computers, it replaced the standard 10.5" circular reel of magnetic tape that had been a feature of large computer systems since the 1950s.