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ChrisWard2k2

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16-09-2006 08:50 . am | View his/her posts only


This month marks the 50th anniversary of hard drive storage :-)




IBM delivered its first hard drive on September 13th, 1956 -the RAMAC. It was the size of two refrigerators.

It required a separate air compressor to protect the heads, had pizza-sized platters and was able to store 5 megabytes of data!

The RAMAC was available to lease for 34,800 USD (27,370 EUR), the equivalent of 253,000 USD (198,985 EUR) in todays money.

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george

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18-09-2006 06:53 . am | View his/her posts only
Thnanks Cliff!
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