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Old July 20th, 2011, 05:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What a hard drive looked like in 1956

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It's a hard disk in 1956...
HDD with 5 MB storage.

In September 1956 IBM launched the 305 RAMAC, the first computer with a hard disk drive (HDD).

The HDD weighed over a ton and stored 5 MB of data.

Have you started to appreciate your 8 GB memory stick?

There is more computer power in a singing birthday card than was on board the Apollo 11 Lunar Lander!

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Yeah my first hard drive was for my Tandy 1000, it was a 20MB drive and was on a "hard card" slot. My parents paid almost $1000 for just the hard drive upgrade. This was somewhere around 1985.

Later when I started my own BBS, I was running it off MFM and RLL drives on AMD 386/40's (had three of them, my BBS had 9 nodes and was running DesqView and PCBoard). This was somewhere around 1992.


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