Think you Know Your History?

Posted by adrionna on Aug 4, 2010 in Information Station |

Think you know what this is?

Hint: This picture was taken in 1956.

 

Okay… What happened in the 50s?

Cold War..

an atom bomb?

 

It’s a hard disk drive back in 1956… With 5 MB of storage. 

In September 1956 IBM launched the 305 RAMAC, the first ‘SUPER’ computer with a hard disk drive (HDD). The HDD weighed over a ton and stored a ‘whopping’ 5 MB of data.  

 

Do you appreciate your 8 GB memory stick a little more now? =)

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