14 June 2010

Guess what this is?

Guess what this is? And don't cheat! Hint: the picture was taken in 1956...

It's a hard disk drive back in 1956... with 5MB 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' 5MB of data.

Do you appreciate your 2GB memory stick a little more now?