RK06/07 disk drive
|Manufacturer:||Digital Equipment Corporation|
|Drive Controller(s):||RK611 (UNIBUS)|
|Capacity:|| 13.8 MB (RK06)|
27.6 MB (RK07)
|Transfer Rate:||4.3 M/sec (un-buffered)|
|Average Access Time:||49 msec|
|Revolutions Per Minute:||2400|
|1/2 Revolution Time:||12.5 msec|
|One Track Seek Time:|| 8 msec (RK06)|
6.5 msec (RK07)
|Average Seek Time:|| 38 msec (RK06)|
36.5 msec (RK07)
|Maximum Seek Time:|| 75 msec (RK06)|
71 msec (RK07)
|Media:||dual platter removable disk cartridge|
|Total Surfaces:||4 (3 data, 1 servo)|
|Tracks Per Surface:|| 411 (RK06)|
|Sectors Per Track:|| 20 (18-bit words)|
22 (16-bit words)
|Words Per Sector:||256|
|Tracks Per Inch:|| 192.3 (RK06)|
|Density:||4040 bpi (maximum)|
Both supported both 15-bit and 18-bit words; user data is protected by a 32-bit ECC per sector. RK06/07 drives could be dual ported. They both used 2-platter packs (RK06K and RK07K respectively); of the 4 surfaces, one was read-only, pre-recorded by the manufacturer with servo information
The RK06/7 uses a round cable with latching connectors at each end to go between drives; the part number of the original cable is 70-12192-xx (where xx is the length, one of -08, 12, 25, or 40).
To get from the controller to the first drive of the string, a BC06R-06 flat cable goes from the controller to a transition adapter (part number 70-12415-0-0) in a mounting bracket attached to the rack; a standard cable goes from there to the first drive.
The drive string must be ended with a terminator on the 'out' port of the last drive, part number 70-12293-0-0 (although the terminators generally have no markings on them). Terminators in both plain black plastic, and with silvery metallic coating, have been observed.
The terminators and transition adapters for the RL01/02 disk drives and RK06/07 drives are the same, and interchangeable. The cables are semi-compatible; RK06/7 cables may be used with the RL0x, but not the other way around - those for the RK06/07 have additional wires which are not present in the RL01/02 cables.