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A Big Motor: 7937 Disk Drive
The motor for the 7937 disk drive and ventilation fan was substantial, reflecting the size and weight of disk drives of the 1980s.
A Quick Drive: HP 9737
This is what over half a gigabyte of storage looked like in 1986. The HP 9737 Storage Disk Drive was groundbreaking for its time, offering up to 80 percent less power usage and 150 percent of the spee ...
Getting the Max from Micro XE
The HP 3000, first introduced as a minicomputer, continued to improve in capacity even while shrinking in size. The 3000 Micro XE could support up to 56 users, up to 8MB of memory, and another 4.5MB o ...
Great Optics: HP Fiber Optic Link
The Hewlett-Packard Fiber Optic Link (HP-FL) disk-array product could offer up to 27GB of data-protected storage per cabinet, an astonishing capacity for its time. HP-FL was introduced to provide stor ...
HP’s First Winchester Drive: The 7910
The 7910 disk drive was Hewlett-Packard’s first use of IBM’s “Winchester” technology, which began an industry standard for memory that continued until 2011. The 7910 offered 12MB of storage and was fi ...
Making Memories: 7900 and 7970 Drives
The 7900 disc drive (shown here in the top righthand section of the 2100 computer system) and 7970 tape drive (in the center of the righthand side) were the first memory products in their respective c ...
Shuffling the System: Modular Systems
As minicomputers changed the way offices did business, Hewlett-Packard systems coordinated multiple devices with one another to provide optimal memory support for Hewlett-Packard computers. The modula ...
The Kittyhawk Hard Drive: A Small Wonder
At a time when disk drives were typically of significant size and weight, Hewlett-Packard’s Kittyhawk was designed to be small enough for personal devices like data assistants or gaming systems. It wa ...
Time for Some Upgrades: HP 7963
The 7963 featured an easy upgrade capability. Additional 5.25-inch drive mechanisms (up to a total of three) could simply be connected via the Hewlett-Packard Interface Bus and dropped into place. It ...
What Popped Up: HP Vectra’s Drives
Hewlett-Packard’s popular Vectra computer became available as a laptop in 1987. To conserve space, it used pop-up memory drives, either dual pop-up 3.5″ floppy disk drives or one pop-up disk drive and ...