1316 disk pack

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Date Introduced
1962 ca.
Photographer
Richards, Mark
Dimensions
4 x 14 1/2 x 14 1/2 in.
Manufacturer
International Business Machines Corporation (IBM)
Credit Line
Loan courtesy of the IBM Corporation
Copyright Owner
© Mark Richards
Location
US
Keywords
magnetic; mechanical
Object ID
L2006.1.3
Memory Type
Magnetic disk

The first removable disk, this 10-pound package with a convenient handle held six 14” platters that stored just 2M characters. Since the disks were not sealed, dust contamination was a problem.