Magnetic Peripherals to Build New Product / Wren V Computer Disk Drive

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A new product - the Wren V computer disk drive series - will be manufactured at Magnetic Peripherals Inc. of Oklahoma City beginning in February 1988, the company announced Tuesday.

Magnetic Peripherals is part of the small disk division of Minneapolis-based Control Data Corp.'s Data Storage Products Group.

The addition represents an extension of the firm's family of high-performance, high-capacity 5.25-inch disk drives in both full-height and half-height models. Control Data already manufactures a Wren II and III series.

The Wren V will replace production lost when Wren I was discontinued this year, said Lou Lundberg, Control Data representative. There is no Wren IV series.

No additional employees will be added to the firm's 1,400 workers in Oklahoma City, Lundberg said.

"The new Wren V is the latest in a continuing series of disk drive developments from Control Data," noted Jim Ousley, vice president of operations of the Data Storage Products Group.

"Systems designers and integrators now have a wider range of proven disk drives from which to choose. . .and there will be more advanced and higher capacity drives coming in the future."

The Wren V half-height model features 190 megabytes of formatted capacity (209 megabytes unformatted) with an average seek time of 18 milliseconds. …


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