Profile 5Mb


At A Glance

The Apple Profile 5Mb drive was the first hard drive produced by Apple and retailed for $3499. You can view the original specifications of the Apple Profile 5Mb hard drive at the Apple site by clicking here.

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Original Specifications


  • Data Storage Characteristics:
    • Data Capacity (formatted) in megabytes: 5Mb
    • Data Surfaces: 4
    • Heads per Surface: 1
    • Track Spacing per inch: 254
    • Tracks per Surface: 152
    • Sectors per Track: 16
    • Sectors per Surface: 2432
    • Block size in bytes: 512
  • Drive Characteristics:
    • Average Seek Time: 180 ms
    • Data Transfer Rate in megabits/sec: 5
    • Rotational Start-up Time in seconds: 20
    • Drive Ready to Operate in seconds: 60
    • Rotational Speed in RPMs +/- 1%: 3600
    • Mean Time Between Failure in hours: 10,000
  • Interface:
    • Type: 8-bit parallel
    • Connector: DB-25
    • Drives per interface: 1


  • Power Requirements:
    • U.S.: 110 VAC, 35 Watts
    • Europe: 230 VAC
    • Drive power source internal to the ProFile
  • Environmental Requirements:
    • Operating temperature: 50 to 104 degrees F (10 to 40 degrees C)
    • Storage temperature: -7.6 to 176 degrees F (-22 to 80 degrees C)
    • Operating humidity: 20 to 80% noncondensing
    • Storage humidity: 1 to 95%
  • Physical Characteristics:
    • Height: 4.39in / 11.15cm
    • Width: 17.28in / 43.89cm
    • Depth: 8.81in / 22.38cm
    • Weight: 11lbs / 5kg



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