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Title: 630 Disk Drive Shipment
Date: June 1968
Theme: Milestones

    First shipment of the 630 disk drive to Management Assistance Incorporated (MAI), a computer leasing and service company for installation at an MAI customer site. This is the first ever shipment of a disk drive plug compatible to an IBM system and represents the start of the plug compatible manufacturers (PCM) market.

    Robert Brumbaugh initially headed Peripheral Systems Corporation, the organization within Memorex then responsible for disk drive development. He was followed by Joseph Koenig. The Chief Engineer was Ken Fannin and key engineers included Roy Applequist (mechanics), Dave Jepson (recording) and John Richards (electronics),

Entered By: Tom Gardner
  March 7, 2006

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