Fwd: [Electronics_101] On this day
cclist at sydex.com
Fri Sep 14 11:49:29 CDT 2007
On 14 Sep 2007 at 12:16, Gordon JC Pearce wrote:
> I often wonder about the process that lead to the design of the drive. I can
> picture a couple of engineers sitting mulling over the problem over a few
> beers, trying to get more capacity out of their disks. One gets up to go and
> get a round in, and decides to go stick something on the jukebox...
Or even the orientation of the disk stack. Ramac used a vertical
axis of rotation, but the old Bryant disks were horizontal. The same
distinction appears with drums--some horizontal, some vertical.
For the mechanical engineering types out there: are there distinct
advantages of one over the other? In particular, I recall the big
Univac Fastrand horizontal drums ran into big problems when subjected
to vibration from heavy vehicle traffic.
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