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Hard Drive - Trevor Pearcey, circa 1994 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.
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
|Dimensions:||25 mm (Height), 103 mm (Width), 147 mm (Length)|
|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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