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A Really Small Reel: The HP 7980A
Released in 1988, the HP 7980A used a half-inch reel-to-reel magnetic tape to provide backup solutions for systems of 400MB or more. The reels laid on their sides inside the device, allowing it to tak ...
HP Enters Computer Storage Market
Hewlett-Packard first entered the market for producing computer storage solutions with the acquisition of Datamec, Inc. in 1965. Datamec produced magnetic tape recorders such as the SC4400. As a part ...
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 ...
Roll Tape: HP 3950 Recording System
The 3950 was Hewlett-Packard’s first magnetic tape recording system. It was designed for instrumentation recording, but in the coming years Hewlett-Packard tape reels would be among the first data sto ...
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 HP 9145A: Backups in a Flash
The 9145A could back up data at double the rate of its immediate predecessors, offering 4MB per minute instead of 2. It did so by using Hewlett-Packard’s newly developed 32-track tape technology, but ...