Old 70s Hard Drive

In 1973, IBM introduced the IBM 3340 “Winchester” disk drive, the first significant commercial use of low mass and low load heads with lubricated platters. This technology and its derivatives remained the standard through 2011. This particular model weighs around 80-pounds, can store 3.78GB of data, and costs $250,000. It was used primarily by banks to store account data. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

Rear View

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Bottom Connector

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Front View

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Halon Gas Nozzle to Make Drive Fire-Proof

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Under Side

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Without Cover

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Side View

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Platters

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Top Half with Halon Gas Filters

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Spindle Cover Removed

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I/O Heads

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Individual Serial Numbers on Each I/O Head

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