Help needed identifying old MFM drives from the excavation

Fred Cisin cisin at
Mon Dec 7 15:07:35 CST 2020

On Mon, 7 Dec 2020, Chuck Guzis via cctalk wrote:
> For a long time, the CDC 808 disk drive was standard fare on CDC 6000--4
> spindles spinning stacks of what must have been 30" disks, using an
> array of 6-bit parallel heads.  About 7 feet tall and very reliable.

Several sources said 26", but one said 39"
26" sounds about right, and is even bigger than the RAMAC (24").

39" platter would make a good dining rooom table, instead of patio table.

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