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Micropolis 3243WAV

Hard Disk Drive


Model Capacity Size Height Interface Bus Type
Micropolis 3243WAV 4295MB 3.5" HHT SE SCSI2


Size 3 1/2" 
Interface SCSI-2F
Encoding Method
Formatted Capacity 4294Mb
Cylinders 3956
Sectors Variable
Buffer Size N/A
Average Seek 8.9 msec
Single Track
Rotation Speed/Avg. Latency 7200 rpm +/- 0.5%
Transfer Rate to / from. media 10 Mbytes/sec  Synchronous
Transfer Rate to / from buffer 46-80 Mbits/sec
Tracks Per Inch (TPI)
Bits Per Inch (BPI)
Dimensions 5.75"D x 4.0"W x 1.625"H
Weight 0.00 lbs.

Power Requirements

+12V +/-5% +5V +/-5% Power
Spin up .9A
Read / Write 1.6A .7A
Typical seeking     16 Watts


During testing and development of the SSA (Serial Storage Architecture) standard in the early 1990s, Micropolis offered a version of the wide SCSI 3243 models with a refreshed controller, allowing it to interface with SSA. These drives were performance tested as part of the Cornell University Project Zeno.