"The Hard Disk You've Been Waiting For"
aek at bitsavers.org
Tue Apr 27 13:50:32 CDT 2010
On 4/27/10 10:33 AM, Shoppa, Tim wrote:
>> 10MB for only US$3398 (plus shipping?):
> Who is the actual maker of the XCOMP physical drive in the picture? I'm not familiar with the unit.
> Corvus sold the IMI (International Memories Incorporated) drive in ?1980? and there was the Seagate ST-506 in 1980 and the Shugart SA1000 in I think 1979. So I'm thinking the XCOMP ad must be the same era.
The earliest copy of the ad appears in the Jul 81 issue of Byte.
Manufacturers of 10meg drives in 1981 included Miniscribe, RMS, Rodime, Tandon, and TI but
most used similar bezels to the Seagate drives.
The drive is interesting because it integrated the stepper inside with the actuator.
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