IBM System/360 - IBM 2311 disk drive

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Date Introduced
1964 ca.
Photographer
Richards, Mark
Dimensions
38 x 40 x 24 in.
Manufacturer
International Business Machines Corporation (IBM)
Credit Line
Gift of the IBM Corporation
Copyright Owner
© Mark Richards
Object ID
102666007

The IBM 2311 Direct Access Storage Facility was introduced in 1964 for use throughout the System/360 family of computers. It stored up to 7.25 megabytes on a single removable disk pack. The 2311 came with a IBM-standard interface, giving rise to an entire industry of ‘plug-compatible’ disk drive manufacturers such as Control Data Corporation and Memorex.