HP 7906B Disc Drive

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As part of the Artemis system we have the HP 7906B Disc Drive
Option IO5 Serial No  1930A00835
The HP 7906 (A B D H) was available in both rack-mounted and cabinet versions. The 7906M (M=Master) and 7906MR (R=rack-mount) included a disc drive controller, the 13037. The 7906S and 7906SR were slave drives. The 7906 had a total formatted capacity of 19.6 Mb, half of which was fixed and the other half removable. The fixed platter upper surface was encoded with servo code, while the lower surface was used for data storage capacity 10 meg. The removable cartridge had 5 meg of storage on the upper and lower surface. The 7906 had an average random seek time of 25ms and a burst data transfer rate of 937.5K/sec.
Our unit is a rack mounted system and was provided with our TI 990 system.

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.

Date : 24th August 1979

Manufacturer : Metier

This exhibit has a reference ID of CH14418. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.

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