HP 7905A Disc Drive

As part of the Artemis system we have the HP 7905A Disc Drive
Serial No I737F00244
Option 0I5
24 August 1979
Introduced: 1975 Price: $8975

The 7905A contains a fixed 5MB hard disc and a removable 10MB hard disc. I has an average seek time of 25ms and a data transfer rate of 938KB per second. The 7905A also came in bundled configurations (racking, interface card, cables, etc) for 2000/1000 computers and for 3000 computers. The part numbers were 12962A and 30129A respectively.
By July of 1976, HP had shipped 1500 7905A disc drives. The 2000th 7905 was shipped before the product's first birthday in October of 1976.
The 7905 was also a movie star. It made an appearance in the 1992 movie Garbo.

We are very fortunate to have a complete Metier Artemis system which is based around the Hewlett Packard 1000 computer. The system consisted of a CPU, disk drive, monitor and printer. Our system was kindly donated by James Miller on of the founders of Metier Management Systems.

Manufacturer: Metier
Date: 24th August 1979

HP 7905A Disc Drive Manuals:

Item Manufacturer Date
HP Terminal Basic Manual Hewlett Packard Apr 1979
HP 2640 Series Character Set Generation Hewlett Packard Apr 1979
HP 1000 VIS Application Brief 402-1 Hewlett Packard Jun 1979
HP 7935 Disc Drive Manual Hewlett Packard Aug 1981
HP 7908, 7911, 7912 Disc/Tape Drive Manual Hewlett Packard Aug 1981
Artemis - Version 6.6 - Reference Manual Metier Management Systems Ltd Jan 1983
Artemis - System Managers Manual - Small Systems Metier Management Systems Ltd Jul 1983
HP 1000 Serial Interface Manual Hewlett Packard Feb 1984
HP 5955-7626 Manual Hewlett Packard May 1985
HP 45816A & HP 45817A Installation Guide Hewlett Packard Aug 1985
Artemis - Information Processing and Reporting System User Guide Metier Management Systems Ltd Jan 1986
Artemis - Network Planning System - (Arrow) User Guide Metier Management Systems Ltd Jan 1986
Artemis - Network Planning System - (Precedence) User Guide Metier Management Systems Ltd Jan 1986

Other Systems Related To HP 7905A Disc Drive:

Item Manufacturer Date
Metier Artemis Metier 1979

This exhibit has a reference ID of CH14417. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.

 

HP 7905A Disc Drive

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