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Dual-drive custom FD360 Cabinet
with Pertec FD400 Drives







The white bezel & door indicate a Pertec FD410 DC Drive. The FD410 is an appropriate drive for a MITS system or an iCOM FD360. The iCOM FD360 cabinet introduces the modular power supply concept to Altair design. This cabinet replaces the iCOM controller boards with the new Altair buffer boards with the larger heat sink. The power supply components are not installed because the S-171 power supply is used.

The result is prototype/concept design for the MITS/Pertec 3202 dual-drive cabinet. The FD360 cabinet is unique because of the vertical drive arrangement.

 


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Drive Cabinet Back



The blue connector allows additional drives to be daisy-chained.






An external Flat Ribbon cable connects the drive cabinet to Altair back panel. The back panel connector connects to the controller board pair using an internal cable.





Pertec FD410 Drives



White is the original FD410 plastic color. Most FD410 drives turn yellow over time. White plastic indicates a DC drive.



Both Pertec FD410 drives have been aligned and serviced.
 


FD400, FD5xx Drive Manual.pdf












Small Paddle Boards connect to the FD400 Drives



Drive Paddle Board (rear)



Drive Paddle Board (front)



iCOM FD360 drive cabinet fans




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