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Name: 7906 Disc Drive
Product Number: 7906
Introduced: 1978
Division: Disc Memory
Ad: Click to see
Original Price: $13000
Catalog Reference: 1979, page 640
Donated by: Australian Computer Museum Society


The 7906 replaced the 7905. It came in both rack-mounted and cabinet versions. The 7906M and 7906MR (rack-mounted version) included integrated disc drive controllers. The 7906S and 7906SR were slave drives. The 7906 had a total formatted capacity of 19.6 MB, half of which was fixed and the other half removable. The 7906 had an average random seek time of 25ms and a burst data transfer rate of 937.5K/sec.

By the end of 1985, HP had sold over 20,000 7906 disc drives. The 7906 was replaced by the 7907A that year.

Click here to view Dorsett Technologies video on the 1000E, 7906 disc drive and 7920 disc drive.

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