DRIVE SERIES SPECIFICATIONS
1220-Series of rigid disk systems
The Micropolis Model 1220/1200 series of fixed disk systems are intended for mini or
microcomputer applications which require medium capacity fixed disk storage at low cost.
Model 1220 consists of a Micropolis 8" fixed disk drive with an integral controller board,
and is the minimum system configuration. The 1220 fits within the outline of a Shugart 8"
flexible disk drive and requires the same D.C. supply voltages. The controller provides
full data transfer and control facilities in six standard sectoring arrangements and can
be easily attached to the host computer through a simple bus-oriented interface.
The 1220 series are MFM drives with an ST-412 interface
These 8-inch drives in an external subsystem enclosure were marketed as the Micropolis "MiniDisk".
Model 1200 is an add-on module similar to the 1220 except that no controlier
is provided. Up to three 1200's may be added to the 1220. These modules are available in
three configurations depending on the number of data surfaces in use and offer the following
formatted storage capacities:
1221-1, 1222-1 and 1223-1 with one, two and three platters.