large disk platters?

From: Jules Richardson <>
Date: Thu Feb 20 11:59:01 2003

I just randomly remembered the other day that when I was at uni one of the
computing lecturers one day rolled out an enormous disk platter to demonstrate
how hard disk technology has changed over the years.

The platter was pretty huge - around 1m in diameter. Any ideas as to what
system it may have come from?

Im just curious really - I've not seen much really old hardware up close, but
the impression I got from the pictures I've seen is that drive technology
didn't typically use platters *that* large.

(and hell, this beats talking about the war :)


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