what types of long term data storage are used by modern mainframes?

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by Bling-Bling, Jun 11, 2005.

  1. Bling-Bling

    Bok Guest

    It might have been the 225 and 235 drive. These were both double drawer
    drives - you could see the platters through a tinted panel. The 235
    drives had embedded servo data on every track rather than a dedicated
    servo surface, so all heads read "servo data" and regular data.

    The 225/235 and 206 drives could support variable length sectors. The
    Burroughs V-Series "Medium Systems" had a requirement for disks
    formatted with 100 byte sectors - it was called LAK or "Look Alike" with
    reference to predecessor head per track disks.

    We had to format these with interlaced sectors to avoid slipping a
    revolution for "long I/Os" due to a stupidly small amount of buffer
    memory in the Burroughs host controls/DLPs (channel equivalents). I
    suspect IBM channels didn't impose the same performance restriction.
    Bok, Jun 28, 2005
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  2. Bling-Bling

    Jerry Guest

    I'm sure I meant "pawl". Silly fingers failed again.....
    Jerry, Jun 28, 2005
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  3. Bling-Bling

    Bling-Bling Guest

    You mean once a statement has been printed and posted to you.

    Bling Bling
    Bling-Bling, Jun 29, 2005
  4. No, I mean once it has been committed to the statement. Remember, you
    can view your statement online as well, and I don't think that entries
    that appear there are allowed to disappear again.
    Lawrence D’Oliveiro, Jun 30, 2005
  5. Bling-Bling

    Jerry Guest

    Actually, when I read my typo (which must have been a brain fart rather
    than a finger problem, because the letters are on different rows and hit
    with different fingers) I had a vision of a disk drive full of chess pieces.

    Pawl pawl pawl - got it now, Pawl to King 4.......

    Jerry, Jun 30, 2005
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