IBM DemiDiskette Floppy Disk 3D Model.
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IBM’s attempt at a 4-inch floppy disk—1983’s DemiDiskette
In the early 1980s, the need became clear for a floppy disk drive and associated disk that were smaller and more rugged than the 5.25-inch standard which pervaded the personal computer world. A number of companies proposed alternatives, including Sony with a 3.5-inch disk, a consortium of Hitachi, Maxell and Matsushita (Panasonic) with a 3-inch disk, Tabor with a 3.25-inch disk, and IBM with a 4-inch floppy disk drive, the Model 341 and an associated diskette, the DemiDiskette. This program was driven by aggressive cost goals, but missed the pulse of the industry. The product was announced and withdrawn in 1983 with only a few units shipped, with IBM writing off several hundred million dollars of development and manufacturing facility. When the dust settled, the industry settled on a 3.5-inch standard and the other alternatives, including IBM’s, were relegated to the dustbin of computer history 3D Model is ready to download for free, this model contains 8020 polygons.