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Acorn AKD52 Hard Disc Podule

The Acorn AKD52 Hard Disc Podule is an ST506 hard disc controller. It was designed for use with the Archimedes A300 range which did not have an on-board ST506 controller. It uses the Hitachi HD63463 MFM disc controller.

The podule has connectors for a single ST506 hard disc to be fitted with control and data sockets on the edge. There is provision on the board for a socket for a second ST506 hard disc to be fitted.

I acquired the Issue 2 card from Mike Harrison, it is incomplete and is missing the podule backplane connector.

Date : Unknown

Manufacturer : Acorn Computers Ltd

Format : Expansion Board

Physical Description : Expansion Board.

This exhibit has a reference ID of CH49744. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.

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