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    Default Gigantic disk.

    Guy is trying to sell this strange disk for few weeks with no results.

    http://allegro.pl/item118726538_supe..._reklame_.html

    It's really big!

    Where were disks like that used? In big mainframes from early '70?

    He want for that 200$... I wouldn't pay 25$ for that...

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    Strange! Looks like '50's-'60's mainframe hard disk to me, I'm probably wrong though...
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    That looks like around a 14" platter...

    I'm impressed with how reflective the platter surface is.

    The pair of old Morrow Designs Thinker Toys 14" drives (actually Shugart if you pop 'em open) I ran across aren't nearly as reflective. They're also belt-driven, like the mystery IBM drive in the picture.

    Does he know the capacity? That could date the drive.

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    I can't get the pictures to load. The webpage loads fast enough but the pictures don't load at all. Can someone post a picture so I can see what you are talking about?

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    You should be prompted to either save or open a file w/ no extention. open it with a web browser or a photo-viewing program. More preferably "Windows Picture & Fax Viewer"...
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    I had access to a free "glass" cased hard drive labeled and had a little connector that looked like scsi 6yrs ago, turned on end it stood 4ft tall, you could see all the many platters inside. If I weren't an ideot I would have gotten a couple friends to help me load it. At the time I didn't pay much attention to it or to its model number (didn't notice one) It was laying around with some old 8'x6' mainframe enclosures that were being scrapped. I should have paid more attention I guess

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    The drive looks, to me, like it is from an IBM System/34 or System/36.

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