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Hard Drive - Trevor Pearcey, circa 1994 Object Reg. No: ST 045079

Summary:
Hard drive used by Trevor Pearcey, an Australian computing pioneer who designed CSIRAC, Australia's first computer. This drive was used later in Pearcey's career.

Technical details:
Caviar 2420 AT compatible intelligent drive, made by Western Digital. Made in Singapore, probably on 15th November 1994. Parameters- 989 cyl, 15 heads, 56spt and 425.3 MB. Integrated circuit
Description:
Rectangular box with green based integrated circuit on one side and manufacturers sticker on the other side. Is screwed together. Has 3 male plugs on one end.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Steve & Connie Kormas, 2001
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 25 mm (Height), 103 mm (Width), 147 mm (Length)

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Tagged with: computing, thermionic electron valves, integrated circuits, thermionic valve electronics
Themes this item is part of: Trevor Pearcey, Computer Engineer & CSIRAC Specialist (1919-1998), Trevor Pearcey, 1919 - 1998: a brief biography, Trevor Pearcey & the First Australian Computer: A Lost Opportunity?, Information & Communication Collection
Primary Classification: COMPUTING & CALCULATING
Secondary Classification: Digital Computing
Tertiary Classification: media & storage
Inscriptions: Inscribed in red texta "TREV"

WESTERN DIGITAL / Caviar 2420 / (text) / P-N 99-004136-006 / (text)
Model Name/Number: Caviar 2420
Manufacturer: Western Digital, Singapore, Singapore, 1994
User: Dr Trevor Pearcey, Mount Eliza, Victoria, Australia, 15 Nov 1994

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