3340 data module

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Date Introduced
1973
Photographer
Richards, Mark
Dimensions
7 x 17 1/2 x 16 in.
Manufacturer
International Business Machines Corporation (IBM)
Credit Line
Loan courtesy the IBM Corporation
Copyright Owner
© Mark Richards
Location
US
Keywords
magnetic; mechanical
Object ID
L2006.3.1
Memory Type
Magnetic disk

“Winchester” technology puts the read/write heads, platters and access mechanism in a sealed removable unit. Low-mass heads land safely on the lubricated platter surface when the power is off. Most hard disks do that now, but are no longer removable.