Olivetti 3MB ST506-interface drive?

Chuck Guzis cclist at sydex.com
Sun Mar 13 13:15:41 CDT 2016

On 03/13/2016 10:28 AM, Jules Richardson wrote:
> Does anyone recall an Olivetti ST506-interface drive with a colossal
> 3MB capacity? Apparently a full-height 5.25" unit with 4 heads and
> two platters.
> I'm just curious; I always thought that capacities either equaled or
>  surpassed the 5MB of Seagate's ST506 after they introduced it, so I
> was a bit surprised to hear of a drive with < 5MB.

Hard drives smaller than 5MB were not unusual.  For example, the Rodime 
RO-101 was only 3MB.

My list shows Olivetti-branded drives starting at 10MB forever.  So 
probably someone else's drive.


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