how fast were drum memories?
robert.jarratt at ntlworld.com
Thu May 10 12:47:42 CDT 2018
The fixed head disc used on MU5 had a 20.5ms revolution time and an inner
track data rate of 2.2Mbytes/sec.
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> Subject: Re: how fast were drum memories?
> > On May 10, 2018, at 10:37 AM, Grif <grif615 at mindspring.com> wrote:
> > I wonder how the late generation paging disks (fixed head per track)
> DG used in the 80's compared?
> One that comes to mind is the DEC RS04. It spins at roughly 3600 rpm (a
> less, so obviously a 2 pole induction motor running off 3-phase 60 Hz
> Transfer rate is 0.5 megabytes per second, but still, at that RPM, average
> latency is 8.5 ms.
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