Photo: Red Hill.
Lapine Titan 3532
Lapine made modest volumes of very high-quality drives which were presumably quite expensive.
Lapine hard drives were certainly beautifully engineered. Notice the care that has gone into sculpting the casting (upper left) and the unique spring-loaded brass rods (centre) which lift the heads safely off the surface to provide a shock resistance system which was not matched by the mainstream brands until early the following century.
Surviving documentation on the Lapine models is sparse: my assumption is that the 3532 illustrated was most likely an RLL version of the better-known 20MB Lapine LT200.
|Data rate||7.5 Mbit/sec||Spin rate||3600 RPM|
|Seek time||65ms||Actuator||Dual loop stepper|
|AT drive type||2||Form||3½ inch half height|