hard drive history

revolutions: 3600 > 4500 > 7200 rpm

Seagate (Conner) ST-3544A

These re-named Conner drives finally saw off the venerable ST-3660. They sold in reasonable numbers for a short while right at the end of the 500MB era. They were quite fast for a 540, simple to set up by Conner standards (which is not saying much!), cheap, and reliable.

Data rate46 Mbit/secSpin rate4500 RPM
Seek time12msBuffer256k
Platter capacity270MBEncodingRLL
Form3½" 1/3 heightInterfaceIDE mode 3
ST-3544A540.9MB4 thin film heads***