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

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
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)

More information

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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