Media Dimensions

Click on a link below to see the dimensions and physical attributes of each media.

 

Media Shape Width/Height Thickness Physical Attributes
CD Round 4 5/8" diameter .05" 5/8" hole in center
Reflective back
3 1/2" Disk
Square 3 1/2" x 3 1/2"
1/16"

Metal circle on back

sliding metal tab on top

LS120 Disk
Square 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" 1/16"

Looks like 3 1/2 " disk

Metal circle on back

sliding metal tab on top
5 1/4" Floppy Disk
Square 5 1/4" x 5 1/4"
.06"

Flexible

1 1/8" hole in center

8" Floppy Disk
Square 8" x 8"
.06"

Flexible

1 5/16" hole in center
Zip Disk
Square 4" x 3 3/4"
1/4" Silver metal sliding tab
Jaz Disk (1 GB)
Square 3 3/4" x 4
1/2" One end is rounded shape
Syjet (1.5 GB)
Square 3 3/4" x 3 7/8"
3/8" Rounded top
Syquest (1 GB) Square 3 3/4" x 3 7/8" 3/8" Rounded top
Syquest (88 MB, 44 MB)
Square 5 1/4" x 5 1/4" 1/2" Tranparent case
Syquest (135 MB) Square 3 1/4" x 3 1/4" 3/8" Tranparent case
Syquest (200 MB) Square 5 1/4" x 5 1/4" 1/4" Transparent brown cartridge
9 Track Tape Round

10 1/2" diameter (2400')

8 1/2" diameter (1200')

7" diameter (600')

1/2"

3 sizes - 600', 1200', 2400'

3 1/2" hole in center

Typically has plastic tape ring around outside to keep tape in place

3480, 3490, 3490E, 3590E, 3590H Cartridge Rectangle

4 13/16" x 4 13/16"

15/16" Metal circle on back
4mm Cartridge Rectangle 2 7/8" x 2 1/8" 7/16" Looks like small version of tape cassette
8 mm Cartridge Rectangle 3 3/4" x 2 3/8" 9/16" Looks like tape cassette
TK50 Cartridge Square 4 1/8" x 4 1/8" 1"  
QIC40, QIC80 (DC2120, DC2080, DC3020, Ditto Cartridges) Rectangle 2 3/8" x 3 1/8" 1/2" Silver metal back
QIC120, QIC150, 1.0, 2.0 GB, MLR3 and SLR5 (DC600A, DC6150, DC6250, DC6525, DC6320) Rectangle 5 7/8" x 3 7/8" 5/8" Silver metal back
TEAC Cassette Rectangle 4" x 2 1/2" 3/8" Looks like tape cassette
Travan Mini Cartridge (TR1, TR2, TR3, TR4) Rectangle 3 5/8" x 2 3/4" 9/16"

Silver metal back

Curves in at top corners where tape is visible