An historical nit about FDDs

Noel Chiappa jnc at
Sat Jul 14 07:57:49 CDT 2018

    > From: Jon Elson

    > I THINK the 370/145 used the same drive.

The "IBM's 360 and Early 370 Systems" book doesn't say so explicitly (it just
says Minnow - the one with the solenoids - was a"incorporated in .. the
System/370 processors", pg. 517), but given that the follow-on drive
(Figaro/Igar) didn't start shipping until 1973 (pg. 519), and the /145 started
shipping in 1971, it pretty much had to have had a Minnow.


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