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Disk Drive - Control Data, 3200 Computer System, Disk Drive, Model 853, circa 1965 Object Reg. No: ST 041409

Summary:
Control Data Corporation Model 853 removable disc storage drive. Made by Control Data Corporation in the United States of America, circa 1965.

The removable cartridge (made up of 5 disks) had a capacity of 4 Mb (later models had 8 Mb).
Description:
In large cabinet, grey painted, with clear blue transparent plastic cover over drive. "start/stop/fault" push button controls.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Monash University, 1979
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 1350 mm (Height), 610 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: computing, computer components, computer memory devices
Themes this item is part of: Information & Communication Collection
Primary Classification: COMPUTING & CALCULATING
Secondary Classification: Digital Computing
Tertiary Classification: media & storage
Inscriptions: Front: CDC CONTROL DATA 853 DISC STORAGE DRIVE
Label on central lower rear of cabinet: CONTROL DATA CORPORATION/MINNEAPOLIS MINNESOTA/ARDEN HILLS OPERATIONS/MOD NO. 853/TYPE DESIG B05/DISK STORAGE DRIVE/PART NO. 41250013/SERIAL NO 553/MADE IN USA
Maker: Control Data Corporation, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America, circa 1965
User: Monash Computer Centre, Clayton, Victoria, Australia, 1964-1979
References: Computer History Museum: http://archive.computerhistory.org/resources/text/CDC/CDC.Disk_852-4.ca1970.102646314.pdf (accessed 4 Feb 2011)

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