HP 7910 Disk Drive

From: Joe <rigdonj_at_intellistar.net>
Date: Sun Jul 25 10:45:33 1999

At 11:53 PM 7/25/99 +1000, Hans wrote:
>At a regular Ham Radio Trash and Treasure sale I went to today there was a
>HP7910 disk drive at the bottom of a big pile of slow moving stuff that
>seems to be there every time.
>I didn't grab it because it was too deep, no time etc. Maybe next time.
>What system/era would this have been from?


  They were introduced in the 1981 HP catalog. It looks like they use a 14"
disk. They have a whopping 12.9 Mb capacity (formatted), 32 sectors/track,
256 bytes/sector, 733 tracks per surface (plus 3 spare tracks), 2 surfaces,
and an average random access time of 70 mS and rotate at 3000 RPM. They
were available in rack mount or a desk top versions. Their cost was $7,950
and $8,350 respectively. Oh yes and they are HP-IB.

Received on Sun Jul 25 1999 - 10:45:33 BST

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