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Double Diskette Drive

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000055679D
Original Publication Date: 1980-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-13

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Bailey, EL Cutshall, DE Lightner, GE Rogelstad, WA Wenner, RJ [+details]

Abstract

This drive utilizes two magnetic diskettes 10 and 12 of the type disclosed in U. S. Patent 3,668,658 and includes disk clamping means 14 and 16 for clamping and driving the magnetic disks of diskettes 10 and 12, respectively. The drive includes two read/write heads 18 and 20 and pads 22 and 24 located opposite heads 18 and 20, all carried by carriage 26 so that data may be simultaneously transferred with respect to both diskettes 10 and 12.