Gulliver Disk Drive [IBM]

International Business Machines Corporation, Manufacturer


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Maker and Role
International Business Machines Corporation, Manufacturer
Description
'Gulliver' DISK DRIVE", black metal framed disk drive mounted on silver metal frame within with disc unit and motor.

'Gulliver' Disk Drive
Data in the form of magnetic pulses are arranged in concentric rings on the disk's surface.
The disk is spun to create air pressure which prevents the read/write head(s) from scraping the disk's magnetic oxide coating and thus wearing it out.
The head(s) are thereby held a few millionths of a centimetre from the surface. They are mounted on an arm which can randomly access the rings on the disk's surface by means of solenoid control. This disk drive is fixed inside the computer.
Media/Materials
Processed Material/Metal
Signature/Marks and Type
IBM / B/M 5144682 / ORIGINAL SHIP / EC 392409 Maker's Mark
HAZARDOUS AREA / TRAINED SERVICE / PERSONNEL ONLY Sticker
Accession No
2014.476
Credit Line
International Business Machines Corporation. Gulliver Disk Drive [IBM], 2014.476. The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).
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