Thursday, March 10, 2011

IBM Launches First Portable Hard Drive

Back in 1956, Pan Am's crew is loading a hard disk drive... with 5 MB of storage.
In September 1956 IBM launched the 305 RAMAC, the first 'super' computer with a hard disk drive and a ton of storage.  

How much?
The hard drive weighed over a ton and stored a 'whopping' 5 MB of data.
Your 8 GB USB memory stick holds 1,600 times more memory.

thanks Babs!

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