ST-506 5MB hard disk drive

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Date Introduced
1980
Photographer
Richards, Mark
Dimensions
overall: 3 3/8 in x 8 1/8 in x 6 in
Manufacturer
Seagate
Credit Line
Gift of Thomas Gardner
Copyright Owner
© Mark Richards
Location
US
Keywords
magnetic; mechanical
Object ID
102672976
Memory Type
Magnetic disk

This first 5¼ inch hard disk was the size of a 5¼ inch floppy disk drive and had a similar interface, so it was easy to add to PCs. Many startup companies made compatible drives. Few survived.