Saturday, May 23, 2015

Jester: Guess What This Is!

Jackie Poff
Stroke Survivors Tattler
Try to guess what this is? This picture was taken in 1956.

Answer Below:

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 16 GB memory stick a little more now?

It would take 3200 of these units to equal the capacity of that little 16-Gig stick plugged into the side of your PC!

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