1311 disk storage drive

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Date Introduced
1962
Photographer
Richards, Mark
Dimensions
40 x 30 x 24 1/2 in.
Manufacturer
International Business Machines Corporation (IBM)
Credit Line
Gift of the Flushing Council on the Arts
Copyright Owner
© Mark Richards
Location
US
Keywords
magnetic; mechanical
Object ID
X1395.97
Memory Type
Magnetic disk

This breakthrough drive used removable disk packs to allow unlimited offline storage -- like tapes, but faster. Data could be easily moved to another computer, or changed to run a different application program.