IBM Deskstar 5 Family
Another big, fast IBM drive, full of high-tech. There were two versions, 4.3 and 6.4GB. Both were big sellers in their time.
Like most IBM drives, these were aimed towards the higher end of the market: IBM rarely bothered making small, cheap little drives. These provided good value for money, but they were big, fast drives that sold to people buying high-spec systems. The Deskstar 5 faded quietly away around December '97, outclassed by newer models.
Reluctantly, I have pretty much given up hope of seeing one come back into the workshop, so we may never see a picture for this entry — the drive illustrated is a Deskstar 4.
|Data rate||119.5 Mbit/sec||Spin rate||5400 RPM|
|Platter capacity||2.16GB||Interface||mode 4|
|Read channel||PRML||Head technology||MR|