SA-400 5.25-inch floppy disk drive

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Date Introduced
1976
Photographer
Richards, Mark
Dimensions
overall: 3 3/8 in x 5 1/2 in x 8 3/4 in
Manufacturer
Shugart Associates
Credit Line
Gift of Shrikant Desai
Copyright Owner
© Mark Richards
Location
US
Keywords
magnetic; mechanical
Object ID
102677915
Memory Type
Magnetic disk

Word processing manufacturers like Wang were anxious for disks smaller than 8 inches. The design that became the popular 5.25-inch disk was inspired by the size of a cocktail napkin. Because the drive could fit inside a PC case, it revolutionized personal data storage.