Summary

An 8" floppy disk (or diskette) , of 3M Scotch brand, containing FDOS-II operating system software for an 8080 microcomputer.

Physical Description

A square black plastic envelope (inside a black paper sleeve) containing a flat black disk with a central hole. There is a label on the disk (or diskette) with typewritten text on one side. The paper sleeve has white printed text.

More Information

  • Collecting Areas

    Information & Communication

  • Acquisition Information

    Donation from Materials Science Division, Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), 19/06/1986

  • Manufacturer

    3M Company, circa 1975

  • Inscriptions

    Label: ' iCOM, inc. / FDOS-II/8080 - 0 ', ' SYSTEM DISKETTE / VER. 2.0 [2.0 is crossed out] 1.1 [in pencil] ' Sleeve: ' 740 ', ' Do not/ / Do not bend or fold diskette or / touch exposed areas of magnetic / disk. / Do not expose to high humidity, / high temperature or magnetic / fields in excess of 50 oersteds. / Do/ / Write only on labels; return / diskette to envelope after use and / store upright. / Scotch / BRAND / 740 / Diskette / 3M COMPANY '

  • Classification

    Computing & calculating, Digital computing, Software

  • Category

    History & Technology

  • Discipline

    Technology

  • Type of item

    Object

  • Object Dimensions

    211 mm (Width), 3 mm (Depth), 211 mm (Height)

  • References

    Icom "Frugal Floppy" of Rich Cini: [Link 1] - accessed 20 Oct 2011 One iCOM manual is "Operator's Manual iCOM Microperipherals (TM) FDOS-II for SBC/8800/Altair/IMSAI/Poly88" and dated "Rev. Oct 15, 1976, (c) September, 1976". That dates the FDOS-II software documentation. ****************************************

  • Keywords

    Computer Software, Computer Storage Devices, Computers, Computing