IBM 370 Hard Drive

Jason Howe jason at
Fri Oct 14 21:32:04 CDT 2016

On 10/14/2016 04:03 PM, Dave Wade wrote:
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>> Subject: Re: IBM 370 Hard Drive
>> On 2016-10-14 7:42 PM, Jason Howe wrote:
>>> Came across this in the local craigslist today:
>>> I don't know if this is of interest to the Big Iron IBM guys, but if
>>> there's any interest from folks not in the Seattle Area, I'm happy to
>>> help faciliate.
>>> --Jason
>> That is a 62PC I don't know of any 370 systems that used them, I think the
>> closed they came to a mainframe was they where used in the 8130 and
>> 8140 systems.  There was also at least one in every S/38, in the later
> days of
>> S/38 it was usually only one with the system microcode on it and it was
> run
>> isolated from the rest of the disk storage because of their tendency to
> die
>> suddenly.  I believe that 62PCs where also used in S/34 and Series/1.
>> Paul.
> I was going to say it didn't look like any S/370 drive I had seen. Its also
> only the Head and Disk assembly (HAD) and if the spindle has been turned and
> who wouldn't turn the spindle, its probably toast. It would make a nice
> museum exhibit, provided it was donated, but I think $185 is optimistic...]
> Dave
Interesting.  I know nothing about older IBM stuff other than people say 
that it's a little hard to come by, hence why I relayed the find to the 
list -- just in case it was worth it.


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